The History of London

$230.00

Walter Besant (Editor)

Series: Europe: Past, Present and Future

BISAC: HIS015000

Written in the late 1800’s, The History of London by Sir Walter Besant gives an account of the city from its humble beginnings to the greatness of the Victorian era. Although its premise is the history of London, it does not confine itself to mere facts about that one city, but explores what life was like for the citizens of London across its long history, and the links between historical events, culture and the experiences of Londoners and wider society.

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Preface

Chapter 1. The Foundation of London (I)

Chapter 2. The Foundation of London (II)

Chapter 3. Roman London (I)

Chapter 4. Roman London (II)

Chapter 5. After the Romans (I)

Chapter 6. After the Romans (II)

Chapter 7. After the Romans (III)

Chapter 8. The First Saxon Settlement

Chapter 9. The Second Saxon Settlement

Chapter 10. The Anglo-Saxon Citizen

Chapter 11. The Wall of London

Chapter 12. Norman London

Chapter 13. Fitzstephen’s Account of the City (I)

Chapter 14. Fitzstephen’s Account of the City (II)

Chapter 15. London Bridge (I)

Chapter 16. London Bridge (II)

Chapter 17. The Tower of London (I)

Chapter 18. The Tower of London (II)

Chapter 19. The Pilgrims

Chapter 20. St. Bartholomew’s Hospital

Chapter 21. The Terror of Leprosy

Chapter 22. The Terror of Famine

Chapter 23. St. Paul’s Cathedral (I)

Chapter 24. St. Paul’s Cathedral (II)

Chapter 25. Paul’s Churchyard

Chapter 26. The Religious Houses

Chapter 27. Monks, Friars, and Nuns

Chapter 28. The London Churches

Chapter 29. The Streets

Chapter 30. Whittington (I)

Chapter 31. Whittington (II)

Chapter 32. Whittington (III)

Chapter 33. Gifts and Bequests

Chapter 34. The Palaces and Great Houses

Chapter 35. Amusements

Chapter 36. Westminster Abbey

Chapter 37. The Court at Westminster

Chapter 38. Justice and Punishments

Chapter 39. The Political Power of London

Chapter 40. Elizabethan London (I)

Chapter 41. Elizabethan London (II)

Chapter 42. Elizabethan London (III)

Chapter 43. Trade (I)

Chapter 44. Trade (II)

Chapter 45. Trade (III)

Chapter 46. Plays and Pageants (I)

Chapter 47. Plays and Pageants (II)

Chapter 48. Plays and Pageants (III)

Chapter 49. Plays and Pageants (IV)

Chapter 50. The Terror of the Plague (I)

Chapter 51. The Terror of the Plague (II)

Chapter 52. The Terror of Fire (I)

Chapter 53. The Terror of Fire (II)

Chapter 54. Rogues and Vagabonds

Chapter 55. Under George the Second (I)

Chapter 56. Under George the Second (II)

Chapter 57. Under George the Second (III)

Chapter 58. Under George the Second (IV)

Chapter 59. Under George the Second (V)

Chapter 60. The Government of the City (I)

Chapter 61. The Government of the City (II)

Chapter 62. The Government of the City (III)

Chapter 63. London Notes

Index

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