London

  • Auteur: Edward Rutherfurd
  • ISBN: 0307806022
  • Date de sortie: 2011-09-07
  • Collection: Ballantine Books
  • Total Download: 4596
  • Total Read: 2926

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“A TOUR DE FORCE . . . LONDON TRACKS THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH CAPITAL FROM THE DAYS OF THE CELTS UNTIL THE PRESENT TIME. . . . BREATHTAKING.” —The Orlando Sentinel Now in a handsome new trade paperback edition, here is Edward Rutherfurd’s classic novel of London, a glorious pageant spanning two thousand years. He brings this vibrant city’s long and noble history alive through the ever-shifting fortunes, fates, and intrigues of half-a-dozen families, from the age of Julius Caesar to the twentieth century. Generation after generation, these families embody the passion, struggle, wealth, and verve of the greatest city in the world. “REMARKABLE . . . The invasion by Julius Caesar’s legions in 54 B.C. . . . The rise of chivalry and the Crusades . . . The building of the Globe theatre . . . and the coming of the Industrial Revolution. . . . What a delightful way to get the feel of London and of English history. . . . We witness first-hand the lust of Henry VIII. We overhear Geoffrey Chaucer deciding to write The Canterbury Tales. . . . Each episode is a punchy tale made up of bite-size chunks ending in tiny cliffhangers.” —The New York Times From the Trade Paperback edition.

London

  • Auteur: Francis Sheppard
  • ISBN: 9780192853691
  • Date de sortie: 2000
  • Collection: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Total Download: 7826
  • Total Read: 3711

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London has for most of 2000 years been the hub of the political, economic, and cultural life of the British Isles. No other city has held such a dominant national position for so long. This new study, by the doyen of London historians, describes London's diverse past, from its origins as aRoman settlement at the first bridging of the Thames to the world-class metropolis it is today. It provides a vivid account of a city which was the 'deere sweete' place which Chaucer loved more than any other city on earth, which was for Dickens his 'magic lantern', and to Keats 'a great sea',howling for more wrecks. It is also a story of much contrast and remarkable resilience; through great fires and pestilence, civil war, and the Blitz, London has rebuilt and reinvented itself for each generation.

London

  • Auteur: Peter Ackroyd
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 2003
  • Collection: Anchor
  • Total Download: 1790
  • Total Read: 1964

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A chronicle of the city from the time of the Druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century discusses its ability to grow and change, and describes stories of London's wealthy streets and impoverished alleys.

London Labour and the London Poor

  • Auteur: Henry Mayhew
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1851
  • Collection:
  • Total Download: 5406
  • Total Read: 9725

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London

  • Auteur: Anthony Sutcliffe
  • ISBN: 0300110065
  • Date de sortie: 2006
  • Collection: Yale University Press
  • Total Download: 6939
  • Total Read: 6974

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London is one of the world’s greatest cities, and its architecture is a unique heritage. The Tower of London is an urban castle unique in Europe, St Paul’s is one of the world’s greatest domed cathedrals, and the squares and crescents of the West End inspired Haussmann’s Paris. In London, it is the variety of the streets, buildings, and parks that strikes the visitor. No king or government has ever set its mark here. Private ownership has shaped the city, and architects have served a wide variety of clients. London’s Classical era produced an elegant townscape between 1600 and 1830, but medieval, Tudor, and Victorian London were a potpourri of buildings large and small, each making its own design statement. In London: An Architectural History Anthony Sutcliffe takes the reader through two thousand years of architecture from the sublime to the mundane. With over 300 color illustrations the book is intended for the general reader and especially those visiting London for the first time.

The Criminal Prisons of London

  • Auteur: Henry Mayhew
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1862
  • Collection:
  • Total Download: 1923
  • Total Read: 3225

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The Shows of London

  • Auteur: Richard Daniel Altick
  • ISBN: 9780674807310
  • Date de sortie: 1978-01
  • Collection: Harvard University Press
  • Total Download: 8245
  • Total Read: 3334

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An examination of London exhibitions as they evolved from displays of relics in pre-Reformation churches, through the collections of eighteenth-century virtuosi, to the first science museums and public galleries of the mid-Victorian period illuminates English social history
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