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The Flower of All Cities

The History of London from Earliest Times to the Great Fire

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Author: Robert Wynn Jones

The history of London up to 1666 is a story of Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Normans, Plantagenets, Tudors and Stuarts. Of a city that grew from ancient origins to become ‘the flower of all cities’, until the centuries of building and the lives within it were obliterated by the Great Fire.

It features many of the famous figures in British history: Queen Boudicca, King Alfred, Thomas Becket, Wat Tyler, Dick Whittington, Thomas More, Thomas Cromwell, and Guy Fawkes. And Geoffrey Chaucer, Francis Bacon, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, John Donne, Inigo Jones, Thomas Middleton, John Milton, Christopher Wren, Aphra Behn and Samuel Pepys.

It is a tale of ‘great matter’ and ‘great reckoning’, where the nation was shaped, fortunes made and squandered, lives transformed, advanced and lost.

Through the story of early London we can trace a busy, beautiful, dangerous city lost forever, but brought back to life here through skilful analysis of the archaeological, pictorial and written records.

Book ISBN 9781445691350

Book Format Hardback

pages 304 pages

Publication Date 15 Jul 2019

Height 234

Width 156

Illustrations 75

Regular Price: £20.00

Special Price: £18.00

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