1700 : Scenes from London Life, Paperback Book

1700 : Scenes from London Life Paperback

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.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages, 35-50 integrated b/w illustrations
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780340739679

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