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Posted November 17, 2013
The first part of this book was simply a joy to read. Though con
The first part of this book was simply a joy to read. Though considered a "Travel Book," it offers 30 stories highlighting important historical moments in London's history, as well as influential people who have left their mark. By no means is this an exhaustive historical account (the author makes no effort to provide such a report). Rather, the reader is left with a deeper understanding of what shaped London to what it is today, through an eclectic timeline (at times jumping a few historical centuries) including murder, royalty, sickness, brilliance and tragedy. From the Black Death to The Execution of Anne Boleyn. From the rise of Shakespeare to The Blitz. From The Great Fire to the Marriage of William and Kate. The reader will expand both their cultural and historical knowledge of this great city.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Part Two offers walking tours and maps of the city, also making this book a useful option to take with you during your next visit to London (it's a travel book, after all). The full color maps and photographs provide ample guidance. Enjoy!