Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

1700 : Scenes from London Life, Paperback / softback Book

1700 : Scenes from London Life Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

Description

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.

Information

£8.99

£8.19

Item not Available
 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Information

Also by Maureen Waller  |  View all