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The Disastrous History of London

By John Withington

9780750933216

ISBN: 9780750933216

Published: 09-12-2004


The Disastrous History of London

By John Withington

ISBN: 9780750933216

Published: 09-12-2004

About This Book

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 2000 years of disaster - fire, water, disease, pollution, accident, storm, riot, terrorism and enemy action. It chronicles well-known disasters like the Great Plague of 1665 and the Blitz, as well as lesser-known events such as whirlwinds and earthquakes, and includes the human stories behind the various catastrophes. The Disastrous History of London ultimately celebrates the spirit of the people of London who have risen above it all and for whom London is still a great city in which to live and work.

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