Historic London: An Explorer's Companion by Stephen InwoodHistoric London: An Explorer's Companion by Stephen Inwood

Historic London: An Explorer's Companion

byStephen Inwood

Paperback | April 18, 2008

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An engaging new walking guide to London's rich but often forgotten pastThere is hardly a city in the world with richer historical and cultural assocations than London. It is a place where history has been made for thousands of years, and where it is still being made today. It is not a city frozen in time, preserved in its ancient medieval pomp but a place that has been at or near the centre of national life for a thousand years and at the forefront of international political, cultural and economic history for each of the past five centuries. Here Stephen Inwood, bestselling author of A History of London, and a lifelong student of the city's rich and vibrant history, offers an explorer's guide to London's past. As you walk the streets of the capital, whether you live in the city or are just visiting it, Inwood will show you London's history all around you: stretches of Roman wall; medieval churches and Tudor houses that survived the Great Fire; monastic buildings that survived the Reformation; street markets first established centuries ago that survive today; Georgian streets and squares that were spared the wreckers' ball; Wren churches; Victorian terraces and Inns of Court that survived the Blitz. He takes you to the London of Chaucer and Shakespeare, Samuels Pepys and Johnson; Dickens and Darwin, T.S Eliot and George Orwell. It is the perfect book to have in your pocket or your bag as you go about your business in this most fascinating of cities.
Dr. Stephen Inwood was born in London in 1947, the son of a taxi driver. After studying at Balliol and St. Antony's College, Oxford, he was for many years a university history lecturer before becoming a professional writer after publication of the highly acclaimed A History Of London in 1999. He is an Associate Professor of New York Un...
Title:Historic London: An Explorer's CompanionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 5.33 × 8.58 × 1.39 inPublished:April 18, 2008Publisher:Pan MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230705987

ISBN - 13:9780230705982

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