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A history of London

by Robert Gray

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Published by Taplinger Pub. Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • London (England)
    • Subjects:
    • London (England) -- History

    • Edition Notes

      StatementRobert Gray.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA677 .G66 1979
      The Physical Object
      FormatPaperback
      Pagination352 p.
      Number of Pages352
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4733729M
      ISBN 100800838858
      LC Control Number78022605
      OCLC/WorldCa4593208

        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. Nina Stibbe moved to London in , hired as a nanny to the sons of London Review of Books editor Mary-Kay Wilmers and her ex-husband, director Stephan Frears.

      London - London - History: Although excavations west of London have revealed the remains of circular huts dating from before bc, the history of the city begins effectively with the Romans. Beginning their occupation of Britain under Emperor Claudius in ad 43, the Roman armies soon gained control of much of the southeast of Britain. At a point just north of the marshy valley of the Thames. "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.

      W & G Foyle Ltd. (usually called simply Foyles) is a bookseller with a chain of seven stores in England. It is best known for its flagship store in Charing Cross Road, was once listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's largest bookshop in terms of shelf length, at 30 miles (48 km), and for number of titles on display. It was bought by Waterstones in Headquarters: Charing Cross Road, London. The book appears originally to have been written for boys, and, indeed, the chapters are called "Lessons". However, it is a very readable history and provides a fascinating insight into both London's past and the government of the City at the time the book was written ().


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A short book could not give the definitive history of a great city in any detail, so the author has selected those parts he is most interested in to expand upon. He covers the city from foundation to the late nineteenth century (when he wrote his book), with particular emphasis on trade, governance and the lives of citizens and traders who have /5.

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