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London and the Seventeenth Century: The Making of the World's Greatest City

by Margarette Lincoln

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Published 2nd February 2021, 384 pages
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The first comprehensive history of seventeenth-century London, told through the lives of those who experienced it

The Gunpowder Plot, the Civil Wars, Charles I’s execution, the Plague, the Great Fire, the Restoration, and then the Glorious Revolution: the seventeenth century was one of the most momentous times in the history of Britain, and Londoners took center stage.

In this fascinating account, Margarette Lincoln charts the impact of national events on an ever-growing citizenry with its love of pageantry, spectacle, and enterprise. Lincoln looks at how religious, political, and financial tensions were fomented by commercial ambition, expansion, and hardship. In addition to events at court and parliament, she evokes the remarkable figures of the period, including Shakespeare, Bacon, Pepys, and Newton, and draws on diaries, letters, and wills to trace the untold stories of ordinary Londoners. Through their eyes, we see how the nation emerged from a turbulent century poised to become a great maritime power with London at its heart-the greatest city of its time.

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London and the Seventeenth Century: The Making of the World's Greatest City
by Margarette Lincoln

ISBN
9780300248784

Publisher
Yale University Press

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
Feb. 2, 2021

Dimensions
24.0cm x 17.0cm x 3.5cm

Page count
384 pages