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The history of London.

by Walter Besant

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Published by Longmans, Green in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • London (England) -- History

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDA678 B5 1894
    The Physical Object
    Pagination256p.
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14012971M

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In London they measure in centuries and maybe a millennium or two (or three). Inwood takes us through that history with lively prose and keeping the focus on the interesting and the informative without weighing us down with the kind of detail academics seem to love to inflict on by:   From its beginnings as a foreign outpost on the banks of the Thames in the first century to, in the twenty-first, the teeming metropolitan sprawl of an extraordinarily cosmopolitan world capital, London has been shaped by successive waves of migration into a marvelous p The Romans built it, the Angles and Saxons invaded it, the Vikings ravaged it, the Normans conquered it.4/5.

As Roy Porter (England: A Social History) notes in his introduction, Inwood's London is a social London, and much of the book is spent recounting who did what when, and how much it cost them, from the Roman Londinium that waned as the empire did to the "Divided City" of to the present/5(29).

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Shaped by invasion, occupation and immigration, a /5. For twenty-six years he was a college and university history lecturer, but he became a professional writer inafter the publication of A History of London.

He is the author of Historic London: An Explorer's Companion. He also holds posts at Kingston University and at New York University in London/5(31). Fascinating for locals and visitors alike, this is narrative history at its finest, from the most ardent protector of our heritage.

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Most people who voted for this one were actually nominating White's full trilogy, which covers the 18th, 19th and 20th century. We've read. London London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom and one of the largest and most important cities in the world.

The area was originally settled by early hunter gatherers. 8 rows    Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Cited by: The history of London, the capital city of England and the United Kingdom, extends over years.

In that time, it has become one of the world's most significant financial and cultural capital cities. It has withstood plague, devastating fire, civil war, aerial bombardment, terrorist attacks, and riots.

The city of London was founded by the Romans and their rule extended from 43 AD to the fifth century AD, when the Empire fell. During the third century, Londinium, the name given to the town by the Romans, had a population of 50, mainly due to the influence of its major port. The London book of has to be Curiocity: In Pursuit of London (Particular Books, £, Buy it now), an endlessly absorbing A-Z illustrated dictionary-encyclopaedia of the capital.

Cloth. At pages, Simon Jenkins’s A Short History of London is a low-calorie Ackroyd, in which the author’s interests and beliefs similarly make themselves felt.

His version of London history. London: A History in Maps () by Peter Barber charts the city’s transformation from its Londinium days to the Olympiad of five years ago, by means of maps culled from the British Library’s.

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The University of London’s MA degree in the History of the Book is the oldest postgraduate programme in this growing area in the humanities.

Each year the Institute of English Studies (IES) welcomes a range of students from varied educational and professional backgrounds and from many different countries. The forgotten history of London: the world capital of revolution In the eyes of Britain’s heritage industry, London is the traditional home of empire, monarchy and power, an urban wonderland for the privileged, where the vast majority of Londoners feature only to applaud in the background.

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London - London - Tudor London: By London was again enjoying prosperity, with 41 halls of craft guilds symbolizing that well-being. Toward the middle of the 16th century London underwent an important growth in trade, which was boosted by the establishment of monopolies such as those held by the Muscovy Company (), the Turkey (later Levant) Company (), and the East India.

"The history of London may indeed comprise a history of printing, the theater, newspapers, museums, pleasure gardens, music hall, international finance, parliamentary government, and the novel, but for Stephen Inwood it is primarily a history of the people whose tastes, talents, trades, and pocketbooks have created this grand, monstrous metropolis - and sometimes threatened to destroy it.

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Walter Besant was a novelist and historian, and his topographical and historical writings, ranging from prehistoric times to the nineteenth century, were probably best known through the detailed.