This new edition of a longstanding favourite brings the story of London right up to date. The Times History of London is a visual and narrative feast for anyone – visitor and Londoner alike – with an interest in this great and complex city.
An outstanding illustrated survey of one of the world’s greatest cities, this fourth edition of The Times History of London is the most exciting description of London in all its many aspects. Arranged in a clear chronological order and accompanied by a wealth of maps, illustrations and photographs, its coverage is as diverse as it is relevant. The book traces the history of London from the earliest evidence of human habitation 40,000 years ago to the city at the beginning of the 21st century.
A concise and lucid narrative along with photographs, paintings and maps tell the complex story of London and the people and events responsible for the way it has been shaped over the centuries.
An etymology of London place names, a full chronology and a comprehensive index all help to make the book an indispensable companion to the Londoner and lover of London.
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"The text is brimming with absorbing and comprehensive historical narrative, the most recent archaeological findings, fascinating photographs, and a wealth of statistics and maps. Fully recommended." Now & Then, March 2008
“a lavishly illustrated and totally engrossing look at the history of our capital over the past 2,000 years… a real delight." Ham & High, 25th October 2007From the Back Cover:
London is one of the greatest historic cities of the modern world. Once the hub of the British empire and the world’s biggest port, it is still one of Europe’s principal business and financial centres and is home to the oldest parlimentary systems and the world’s most famous monarchy. As the capital turns its face towards the 21st century, this new edition of London’s most complete and illuminating history looks both back and forward, providing fresh insights into the city’s past and the challenges which face it in the future.
Arranged in a clear chronological order, with a concise and lucide narrative and over 300 maps and illustrations, The Times History of London traces the history of London from the earliest evidence of human habitation 40,000 years ago to the city in the 21st century.
The coverage is as diverse as it is relevant. Under the direction of Professor Hugh Clout of University College London, this new edition has been compiled by a team of over 20 leading archaeologists, historians and geographers, making it a visual and narrative feast and an indispensable companion to the Londoner and lover of London alike.
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Book Description Times Books, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110007166532