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The Phoenix : St. Paul's Cathedral And The Men Who Made Modern London

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*Perfect for fans of ITV's epic drama series, THE GREAT FIRE*Opening in the 1640s, as the city was gripped in tumult leading up to the English Civil War, THE PHOENIX charts the lives and works of five extraordinary men, who would grow up in the chaos of a world turned upside down: the architect, Sir Christopher Wren; gardener and virtuosi, John Evelyn; the scientist, Robert Hooke; the radical philosopher, John Locke and the builder, Nicholas Barbon.At the heart of the story is the rebuilding of London's iconic cathedral, St Paul's. Interweaving science, architecture, history and philosophy, THE PHOENIX tells the story of the formation of the first modern city.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 134 x 214 x 30mm | 439.98g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 Maps
  • 0753825813
  • 9780753825815
  • 840,675

Review quote

for those who revel in historic detai, this is a must * BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH * This ambitious and thought-provoking study provides the general reader with a valuable introduction to seventeenth century life and thought. * LONDON SOCIETY JOURNAL * This comprehensive and absorbing study is not just a history of the new St Paul's because Mr Hollis sees the rebuilding as a symbol of the rebirth of London and the birth of modern city life. * CONTEMPORARY REVIEW *show more

About Leo Hollis

Leo Hollis was educated at Stonyhurst College and read history at UEA. He is the author of books on London and Paris, and works in publishing. He lives with his wife and children in London.show more

Review Text

This comprehensive and absorbing study is not just a history of the new St Paul's because Mr Hollis sees the rebuilding as a symbol of the rebirth of London and the birth of modern city life. CONTEMPORARY REVIEWshow more

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62 ratings
3.66 out of 5 stars
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4 50% (31)
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