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The Traveller's Histories: London By Richard Tames

The Traveller's Histories: London
by Richard Tames

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Aims to bring London's past alive to the resident, traveller and student. This book reveals the city's hidden treasures and forgotten places and guides the reader to the sights and sites that can still be seen and enjoyed.
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The Traveller's Histories: London Summary


The Traveller's Histories: London by Richard Tames

'Dip into Richard Tames's literary, lyrical "A Traveller's History of London"' - "The Sunday Telegraph". 'This volume is not so much a guide as a supremely civilised companion', - "Easters Daily Press". "A Traveller's History of London" aims to bring London's past alive to the resident, traveller and student, to reveal the city's hidden treasures and forgotten places and guide the reader to the sights and sites that can still be seen and enjoyed.

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About Richard Tames


Richard Tames read history at Cambridge and took his Master's degree at the University of London, where he worked for over 15 years and was three times a Teacher Fellow. He now lectures for the London programmes of the American University and is a London Tourist Board registered 'Blue Badge' Guide. He is the author of AMERICAN WALKS IN LONDON, BLOOMSBURY PAST, SOHO PAST and THE CITY OF LONDON PAST.

Table of Contents


Introduction: clearing house of the world; Londinium and Ludenwic, AD43-1066; conquest and corporation, 1066-1400; from medieval to modern, 1400-1600; revolutions and rebuilding, 1600-1700; elegance and violence, 1700-1780; the Great Wen, 1780-1837; inequalities and improvements, 1837-1889; heart of empire, 1889-1919; expansion and experiment, 1919-1939; Phoenix City - from the Blitz to the Dome; chronology of events; rulers and monarchs, prime ministers.

Additional information

GOR002652665
The Traveller's Histories: London by Richard Tames
Richard Tames
Traveller's History of
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2002-02-21
320
0304362778
9780304362776
N/A
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