Penguin Book


London

John Clark, Museum of London, Cathy Ross

From Iron-Age cemeteries to Alfred the Great, the Fire of 1666 to frost fairs, Georgian brothels to Victorian sewers, Dickens to the heyday of Fleet Street, Suffragette city to the Olympics of 2012, London offers a fascinating panorama of the story of the city. Written in thematic chapters that explore the changing aspects of life over the last three thousand years and across a variety of maps old and new, the book shines a fascinating light on everything from costermongers to the Krays, the destruction of Blitz to the planning of the Underground. Packed with contemporary cartoons and paintings, artefacts that range from the Mayor's golden coach to a leather Roman bikini found in the mud of the Thames and the museum's own vivid reconstructions of ancient markets, temples and bathhouses, the daily lives of Londoners and the city's chequered history come alive in this book as never before.

John Clark and Dr Cathy Ross run the ancient and modern sections of the Museum of London. The museum was founded in 1976 to provide an archaeology of the city and the daily life of its past. Its remarkable collection brings London's diverse history to life. This is the Museum's first book with a trade publisher.

Division
Penguin
Publication date
03/12/2015
Category
  • Other
Illustrations
Colour throughout
Extent
352
US
Penguin
Translation
Penguin
Film
The Board of Governors of the Museum of London
Serial
Penguin
Audio (Unabridged)
Penguin
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