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London The Illustrated History

by Simon Hall, John Clark, Cathy Ross

Biography / Autobiography History The Real World

London The Illustrated History Synopsis

London: An Illustrated History offers a new perspective on one of the world's most exciting cities, from Iron Age cemeteries to Victorian sewers, Viking raids to Zeppelin air raids, Roman temples to Jewish ghettos, Georgian brothels to the Great Fire, Roman arenas to the Olympics. Images, objects and expert text from the Museum of London, together with maps old and new, contemporary cartoons and paintings, startling artefacts and vivid reconstructions of ancient buildings, shine a fresh light on all aspects of the city's constantly changing story. Invasions, epidemics, riots, pubs, shrines, crime, gentrification, immigrant communities, urban development and art are all here. Special 'Survivals' sections even show where remains of buildings from London's past can still be seen today.

London The Illustrated History Press Reviews

'Stunning ... an irresistible page-turner ... Whisks us in fifteen chapters from prehistory to near future, each chapter broken down into themed sections that explore the lives of ordinary Londoners, from priests to prostitutes, bakers to burglars, cavemen to international financiers' Eastend Life

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ISBN: 9780141011592
Publication date: 05/05/2011
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Book

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141011592
Publication date: 5th May 2011
Author: Simon Hall, John Clark, Cathy Ross
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Book
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, History, The Real World,
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About Simon Hall, John Clark, Cathy Ross

John Clark and Dr Cathy Ross run the ancient and modern sections of the Museum of London. The museum was founded in 1976 to provide an archaeology of the city and the daily life of its past. Its remarkable collection brings London's diverse history to life.

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