London (Classic Reprint)

London (Classic Reprint)

by Sir Laurence Gomme
     
 

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This is the third book on London which I have attempted during the past six years. In the Governance of London (1907) I dealt with a newly discovered aspect of the question of origins; in the Making of London (1912) I attempted to apply the results of this study to the evolution of the city; in the present book I deal independently with a part of

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Excerpt from London

This is the third book on London which I have attempted during the past six years. In the Governance of London (1907) I dealt with a newly discovered aspect of the question of origins; in the Making of London (1912) I attempted to apply the results of this study to the evolution of the city; in the present book I deal independently with a part of the subject which is only incidentally touched upon in the two previous books, and I lay claim to have discovered the great fact of historical continuity, conscious and effective continuity, underlying the main issues of London life throughout all its changes. The continuity springs from the city-state of Roman Londinium, is carried through the hundred years of historical silence, is handed on to the London of Anglo-Saxon times, proceeds through the great period of Plantagenet rule, runs deep down under the preponderating mass of Tudor and Stuart changes, and comes out in the open when the Georgian statesmanship broke away the blocking forces.

The continuity thus revealed is not unchanging throughout the centuries.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781330230411
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/26/2015
Pages:
446
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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