Historie of London and Londoners : A Romp Through the Capital

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2009-08-01
  • Publisher: The History Press
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This book is an entertaining romp through the history of our capital city from its origins as a simple market place in 50AD to the sprawling metropolis we know today. In it, the reader will discover many fascinating and unknown facts, ranging in timescale from the Romans to the twenty-first century. With chronological chapters dealing with themes such as royalty, politics, war, education, business and commerce, crime and punishment and transport, along with wonderfully illuminating accounts of the history of rhyming slang, words, street- and placenames, this is a revealing insight into London life through history. Other fascinating pieces of information on famous Londoners, famous firsts and events that shaped the city are also featured.

Author Biography

Actor, playwright, and former performing tour guide, Sean Boru is also the author of No Sense of Tumour.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. v
Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. viii
They came, they saw, they stayed a while!: The Roman Period (43-410)p. 1
From Angle-land...to England!: The Anglo-Saxon Period (410-1066)p. 6
They came, they fought, they conquered!: The Norman Period (1066-1154)p. 14
A twig by any other name, Planta-Genesta!: The Plantagenet Period (1154-1485)p. 21
The original 'Hooray Henrys'!: The Tudor Period (1485-1603)p. 49
Gaining a crown, losing your head!: The Stuart Period (1603-1714)p. 73
Goodbye Stuarts, hello Hanoverians!: The Georgian Period (1714-1837)p. 93
We weren't amused...for a long time!: The Victorian Period (1837-1901)p. 113
Short but sweet, 'twas Bertie's treat!: The Edwardian Period (1901-10)p. 124
A scandal or two, too many!: The House of Windsor (1910-present)p. 127
You're nicked, my son!: The London Thief-Takersp. 145
Poo...what a pen and ink!: The Sewage System and Disease in Londonp. 149
She's in a right ol' two an' eight!: Rhyming Slangp. 156
Place names, street names and pub signsp. 160
They came, they saw, they lived here!: Famous London Residentsp. 168
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