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The History of London

The History of London by Walter Besant
By: (1836-1901)

Walter Besant was a novelist and historian, and his topographical and historical writings, ranging from prehistoric times to the nineteenth century, were probably best known through the detailed 10-volume Survey of London published after his death.

This earlier single volume covers, in less depth, the whole period from prehistory until the 19th century. The book appears originally to have been written for boys, and, indeed, the chapters are called “Lessons”. However, it is a very readable history and provides a fascinating insight into both London’s past and the government of the City at the time the book was written (1894).

First Page:

[Transcriber's Note: The following conventions are used in this text: ~bold text~, italic text , [=i] i with a macron over it.]

[Illustration: THE NEW HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT: DESIGNED BY BARRY, OPENED 1852.]

THE

HISTORY OF LONDON

BY

WALTER BESANT

AUTHOR OF 'LONDON' 'CHILDREN OF GIBEON' ETC.

SECOND EDITION

LONDON LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.

1894

All rights reserved

CONTENTS.

LESSON PAGE

1. The Foundation of London (I) 7

2. The Foundation of London (II) 10

3. Roman London (I) 13

4. " " (II) 16

5. After the Romans (I) 19

6. " " " (II) 23

7. " " " (III) 26

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