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  • London's Disastersby John Withington

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    From AD 61, when Queen Boudicca - outraged at her treatment at the hands of the Romans - marched on the city and burned it to the ground, London has been hit by wave upon wave of destruction. This fascinating and unique book tells the story of over 2000 years of disaster from fire, water, disease, pollution, accident, storm, riot, terrorism and enemy... more...

  • Tales from the Tower of Londonby Daniel Diehl; Mark P Donnelly

    The History Press 2011; US$ 13.11

    The brooding grey walls of the Tower of London circumscribe one of the most recognisable buildings on the planet. Over its thousand-year history the Tower stood as a symbol of the English monarchy and served as both a palace and a prison. It is a place where court intrigues, clandestine liaisons, unimaginable tortures and grisly executions took place... more...

  • The Great Fire of Londonby Stephen Porter

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    The Great Fire of London was the greatest catastrophe of its kind in Western Europe. Although detailed fire precautions and firefighting arrangements were in place, the fire raged for four days and destroyed 13,200 houses, 87 churches, and 44 of the City of London's great livery halls. The great fire of 1666 closely followed by the great plague of... more...

  • London Under Attackby Michael Foley

    The History Press 2011; US$ 21.86

    London has been under attack for literally centuries. Michael Foley's book records the dramatic military history of the capital from Roman times until the Second World War and beyond. Throughout its early history London was at the centre of hostilities, not always instigated by foreign enemies, but more often from the city's own inhabitants or those... more...

  • Hidden Cityby David Long

    The History Press 2011; US$ 7.28

    "Sir, if you wish to have a just notion of the magnitude of this city, you must not be satisfied with seeing its great streets and squares, but must survey its innumerable little lanes and courts." Such was Samuel Johnson's advice to his companion Boswell, and more than two centuries later his advice is still just as valid. To a great degree the real... more...

  • Hazelby Sinead McCoole

    The Lilliput Press 2012; US$ 14.57

    Until now Lady Lavery has been remembered for the numerous portraits by her husband, the painter John Lavery, celebrated in "The Municipal Gallery Re-visited' by W.B. Yeats, This first biography of Hazel tells the story the pictures cannot: ow a girl from boomtown Chicago became one of the most stylish society hostesses in London, and turned her husband's... more...

  • The Strange History of Buckingham Palaceby Patricia Wright

    The History Press 2012; US$ 13.11

    Buckingham Palace is one of the most familiar buildings in the world, but who knows the real tales hidden behind its ceremonial gates? Who was the witch that once lived in the royal courtyard? How could courtesans once have plied their trade in front of the present royal windows? How dare a prime minister call the palace a monstrous insult to the... more...

  • Lights Out for the Territoryby Iain Sinclair

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available

    'A book about London; in other words, a book about everything' Peter Ackroyd, The Times Walking the streets of London, Iain Sinclair traces nine routes across the territory of the capital. Connecting people and places, redrawing boundaries both ancient and modern, reading obscure signs and finding hidden patterns, Sinclair creates a fluid snapshot... more...

  • Lost Londonby Richard Guard

    Michael O'Mara 2012; US$ 9.99

    A fascinating story of London as told through the buildings, parks, and palaces that are no longer there   From bull rings to ice fairs and plague pits to molly houses, this is a truly intriguing journey through London's forgotten past?unearthing both the extraordinary stories that lie beneath familiar streets and the secrets hidden away in... more...

  • Occult Londonby Merlin Coverley

    Oldcastle Books 2008; US$ 13.99

    More than any other city London has a secret history concealed from view. Unearthing the secret city and its forgotten inhabitants, this rediscovery encompasses a historical panorama from the Elizabethan age to the present day, introducing the magic of Dr. Dee and Simon Forman, the rise of the Kabbalah, and the occult designs of Wren and Hawksmoor.... more...