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    DescriptionThe structure of the book is chronological, with digressions. From Roman and then Norman London, we move on to Chaucer's London - the city of the Peasants Revolt, Dick Whittington and the great Livery Companies. In Tudor and Stuart London many believed the city was being wrecked by over-population, over-building and the greed of speculators. Eighteenth-century London witnessed the South Sea Bubble, gin, highwaymen and the Gordon riots; but also banking, hospitals, and the elegant design of everyday things. In the nineteenth century, expanding vigorously, the city resisted any overall make-over. With Queen Victoria came the Railway Age, which made and unmade the city. Chartism, anti-semitism, overcrowding and cholera. But engineering triumphs too. If the First World War was a nightmare happening elsewhere, the amazing six years of 1939-45 were the city's finest hour. Post-1945, property developers took over, with disastrous results. The author celebrates the cosmopolitan city that mobility and immigration have created, while deploring the 'moronization' of the city, exemplified by the Millennium


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    Title
    London
    Subtitle
    A Short History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) A. N. Wilson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 170 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780753820278
    ISBN 10: 0753820277
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.6
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, WQH
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    DC22: 942.1
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25510
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKESL
    Illustrations note
    16
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    03 February 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    A.N. Wilson was born in 1950. He was Literary Editor of the SPECTATOR 1981-83 and the EVENING STANDARD 1990-97. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he is the author of more than a dozen novels and several works of non-fiction