Exploring England’s Historic Capital
By Kevin Jackson
Discover one of the world’s most fascinating and historic cities through 30 dramatic true stories spanning the rich history of London.Author Kevin Jackson takes readers through more than 2,000 years of British history with exciting essays on topics such as London’s origins, Richard the Lion-Hearted, Geoffrey Chaucer, Henry V, Shakespeare, Queen Victoria, Jack the Ripper, Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, The Beatles and more. In addition, guided walking tours of London’s historic neighborhoods, illustrated with color photographs and period maps, take readers to the places where history really happened.
Chronicles of Old London appeals to history buffs, London residents and British tourists alike, with:
- Intriguing profiles of historic and cultural figures
- More than 450+ photographs and illustrations
- 9 easy-to-follow neighborhood walking tours with 17 detailed maps
- Complete Index
- Cover design by Jose Antonio Contreras
About the Author:
Kevin Jackson compiled The Oxford Book of Money, wrote Invisible Forms, A Guide to Literary Curiosities, a book on the Great Pyramid, a number of books on the cinema, one on the moose, another on vampires and yet another on fast food in Britain. He was associate arts editor of the daily newspaper the Independent and film critic for the Independent on Sunday. He is a lifelong Londoner.
288 pages, 5¼ x 8
350+ Illustrations and Photos
17 Color Maps
Travel / History
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