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London

A Travel Guide Through Time

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Publisher Description

Step back in time and discover the sights, sounds and smells of London through the ages in this enthralling journey into the capital's rich, teeming and occasionally hazardous past.

Let time traveller Dr Matthew Green be your guide to six extraordinary periods in London's history - the ages of Shakespeare, medieval city life, plague, coffee houses, the reign of Victoria and the Blitz.

We'll turn back the clock to the time of Shakespeare and visit a savage bull and bear baiting arena on the Bankside. In medieval London, we'll circle the walls as the city lies barricaded under curfew, while spinning further forward in time we'll inhale the 'holy herb' in an early tobacco house, before peering into an open plague pit. In the 18th century, we'll navigate the streets in style with a ride on a sedan chair, and when we land in Victorian London, we'll take a tour of freak-show booths and meet the Elephant Man.

You'll meet pornographers and traitors, actors and apothecaries, the mad, bad and dangerous to know, all desperate to show you the thrilling and vibrant history of the world's liveliest city.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2015
June 18
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
SELLER
Penguin Books Limited
SIZE
18
MB

Customer Reviews

Stephen453 ,

A ‘You Are There’ tour of historical London

This vividly-written book gives the reader a feel for what London must have been like during several key points in time (ranging from medieval to Victorian London). I particularly liked how the author selected various sites well-known to the modern traveler and described/ contrasted the differences between what we see now vs. what existed then. If you’re interested in historical London, you will enjoy this book.

Fezziwig's Ball ,

London Fanatic

Fantastic and exquisitely written...
A wonderful immersion for the senses.

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