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The Disastrous History of London By John Withington

The Disastrous History of London by John Withington

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A history of London

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The Disastrous History of London by John Withington

From AD 61, when Queen Boudicca - outraged at her treatment at the hands of the Romans - marched on the city and burned it to the ground, London has been hit by wave upon wave of destruction.This fascinating and unique book tells the story of 2000 years of disaster - fire, water, disease, pollution, accident, storm, riot, terrorism and enemy action. It chronicles well-known disasters like the Great Plague of 1665 and the Blitz, as well as lesser-known events such as whirlwinds and earthquakes, and includes the human stories behind the various catastrophes. The Disastrous History of London ultimately celebrates the spirit of the people of London who have risen above it all and for whom London is still a great city in which to live and work.

About John Withington

John Withington is a television producer and writer. Among his television credits are 'Royal London' (LWT), 'From Marx to the Market' (BBC 2) and 'Global Gamble' (Channel 4). He writes regularly for newspapers and magazines and is the author of 'Shutdown', a book about the effects of the shipyard closures on Tyneside.

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GOR001803806
9780750933216
0750933216
The Disastrous History of London by John Withington
Used - Very Good
Paperback
The History Press Ltd
2004-12-09
256
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