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A Short History of London

By Sinead Fitzgibbon

In 1777 Samuel Johnson effectively crystallised the intangible essence of the city when he wrote: “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” In this incisive history Fitzgibbon comprehensively chronicles the eclectic evolution of London, from the arrival of the Romans circa AD50 right through to the development of the modern metropolis we know today. An intriguing read; at once concise and brimming with fascinating detail.


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