1700

1700

Scenes From London Life

Book - 2000
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More than a capital city, Londoners had witnessed the unthinkable - the public execution of a king at Whitehall. Thousands had died in the Plague of 1665, then the Great Fire of 1666. But from the ashes rose a modern city, rebuilt with the shining dome of Christopher Wren's St Paul's Cathedral, symbolising a new strength and confidence. London, with a population of over half a million, was now Europe's largest, richest and most cosmopolitian city.

Maureen Waller describes a familiar yet alien world. Using anecdotes, detail and amusing contrasts, she draws on court records newspapers, and recorded eyewitness accounts to create a vividly colourful vision. of a city at a unique moment in its history.

Publisher: London, UK : Hodder & Stoughton, 2000
ISBN: 9780340739662
0340739665
Branch Call Number: ANF 942.1
Characteristics: vii, 388 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm

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