London: The Story of a Great City


No city can lay claim to a more dramatic history than London. Engulfed in calamities that seemed to mark its end - fire, plague, riot, civil war, mass bombing - from each crisis it has emerged stronger than ever. Its cultural life, and the long heritage that underpins it, has made London one of the most visited and best-loved places on Earth. It is this extraordinary story that London: The Story of a Great City encapsulates: the rise of the city from a remote outpost of Rome's northern empire; the growth of trade that sent money and ships to every corner of the earth; the roll-call of great Londoners from Shakespeare to Dickens, from Cromwell to Churchill; the strength of its institutions, Parliament read more

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ISBN:

9780233004372

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

160

Dimensions:

24cm x 28cm

RRP:

$39.99

Category:

History

Publisher:

Carlton Publishing Group

Published:

02 January 2015

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jerry White