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The city on the Thames : the creation of a world capital : a history of London / Simon Jenkins.

Author/creator Jenkins, Simon author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Publication Info New York, NY : Pegasus Books, 2020.
Descriptionxvii, 393 pages, 32 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Portion of title Creation of a world capital : a history of London
Portion of title History of London
Contents Introduction -- Londinium: 43-410 -- Saxon city: 410-1066 -- Medieval metropolis: 1066.1348 -- The age of Chaucer and Whittington: 1348-1485 -- Tudor London: 1485-1603 -- Stuarts and rebellion: 1603-1660 -- Restoration, calamity, recovery: 1660-1688 -- Dutch courage: 1688-1714 -- Hanoverian dawn: 1714-1763 -- A tarnished age: 1763-1789 -- Regency: the dawn of Nash: 1789-1825 -- Cubittopolis: 1825-1832 -- The age of reform: 1832-1848 -- The birth of a new metropolis: 1848-1860 -- The maturing of Victorian London: 1860-1875 -- Philanthropy versus the state: 1875-1900 -- Edwardian apotheosis: 1900-1914 -- War and aftermath: 1914-1930 -- The climax of the sprawl: 1930-1939 -- Metropolis at war: 1939-1951 -- The great property boom: 1951-1960 -- Swinging city: 1960-1970 -- Recession years: 1970-1980 -- Metropolis renascent: 1980-1997 -- Going for broke: 1997-2008 -- Constructs of vanity: 2008 to the present -- Epilogue.
Abstract "By the former editor of the London Times, a vivid, evocative, and deeply knowledgeable history of this unique world capital. London:a settlement founded by the Romans, occupied by the Saxons, conquered by the Danes, and ruled by the Normans. This transformative place became a medieval maze of alleys and courtyards, later to be checkered with grand estates of Georgian splendor. It swelled with industry and became the center of the largest empire in history. And having risen from the rubble of the Blitz, it is now one of the greatest cities in the world. From the prehistoric occupants of the Thames Valley to the preoccupied commuters of today, Simon Jenkins brings together the key events, individuals and trends in London's history to create a matchless portrait of the capital. He masterfully explains the battles that determined how London was conceived and built and especially the perennial conflict between money and power. Based in part on his experiences of and involvement in the events that shaped the post-war city, and with his trademark color and authority, Simon Jenkins shows above all how London has taken shape over more than two thousand years. Fascinating for locals and visitors alike, this is narrative history at its finest, from the most ardent protector of British heritage." -- (Source of summary not specified)
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 349-350) and index.
ISBN9781643135526 hardcover
ISBN164313552X hardcover

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