Lived in London

Lived in London

This text tells the stories behind 800 of London's plaques. Arranged geographically, by borough and area, the guide features new research on the people and buildings that have been commemorated.

Author: Emily Cole

Publisher:

ISBN: 0300148712

Category: Architecture

Page: 637

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This text tells the stories behind 800 of London's plaques. Arranged geographically, by borough and area, the guide features new research on the people and buildings that have been commemorated.
Categories: Architecture

Living

Living

Author: Roy McDonald

Publisher: London, Ont. : Ergo Productions

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110954646

Category: Authors, Canadian (English) 20th century Biography

Page: 94

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Categories: Authors, Canadian (English) 20th century Biography

London

London

Author: Andrew Eames

Publisher: Apa Productions

ISBN: 0395662095

Category: Travel

Page: 258

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Introduces the people and history of London, and gives information on lodging, restaurants, sightseeing, shopping, and entertainment
Categories: Travel

Benjamin Franklin in London

Benjamin Franklin in London

In this fascinating history, George Goodwin gives a colorful account of Franklin’s British years.

Author: George Goodwin

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300222944

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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For more than one-fifth of his life, Benjamin Franklin lived in London. He dined with prime ministers, members of parliament, even kings, as well as with Britain’s most esteemed intellectuals—including David Hume, Joseph Priestley, and Erasmus Darwin—and with more notorious individuals, such as Francis Dashwood and James Boswell. Having spent eighteen formative months in England as a young man, Franklin returned in 1757 as a colonial representative during the Seven Years’ War, and left abruptly just prior to the outbreak of America’s War of Independence, barely escaping his impending arrest. In this fascinating history, George Goodwin gives a colorful account of Franklin’s British years. The author offers a rich and revealing portrait of one of the most remarkable figures in U.S. history, effectively disputing the commonly held perception of Franklin as an outsider in British politics. It is an enthralling study of an American patriot who was a fiercely loyal British citizen for most of his life—until forces he had sought and failed to control finally made him a reluctant revolutionary at the age of sixty-nine.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

London Society

London Society

He lived in jAindon. He never thought of fighting a battle over the respective
merits of Portman or Berkeley Square. Grosvenor Square, in his eyes, was ne
plus ultra. And if he did not live there himself, it was because ho could not afford it
; so he ...

Author: James Hogg

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101064463464

Category: English literature

Page:

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Categories: English literature

London Boy

London Boy

Autobiography of Charman, Pete, 1927-

Author: Pete Charman

Publisher:

ISBN: 0473137585

Category: London

Page: 328

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Categories: London

The London Chronicle

The London Chronicle

ON A CHARGE OF THB SESSION 3 - 1 in his pockets , that he lived in
Bildergalen , TRIAL OF LADY ANNESLEY , but a memorandum of it was made by
the clergy - Court and said , that Mr. Annefley could not be BIGAMY , AT man who
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101080218538

Category: London (England)

Page:

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Categories: London (England)

London

London

In this book, Londoner Phil Baker explores the city’s history and the London of today, balancing well-known major events with more curious and eccentric details. He reveals a city of almost unmatched historical density and richness.

Author: Phil Baker

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781789142570

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 693

City of cities, the modern world’s first great metropolis, London has shaped everything from clothing to youth culture. It has a unique place in the world’s memory, even as its role has changed from the capital of the planet to its playground, and as its lived history has mutated into the heritage industry. In this book, Londoner Phil Baker explores the city’s history and the London of today, balancing well-known major events with more curious and eccentric details. He reveals a city of almost unmatched historical density and richness. For Baker, London turns out to be Gothic in all senses of the word and enjoyably haunted by its own often bloody past. And despite extensive redevelopment, as he shows in this engaging and insightful book, some of the magic remains.
Categories: History

Jam and Roses

Jam and Roses

In 1920s London, three sisters struggle to make ends meet, until the events of one long hot Summer change everything...

Author: Mary Gibson

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 9781781855904

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 545

The poignant and powerful second novel from the bestselling author of Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts. London, 1923. Bermondsey is the larder of London with its bustling docks, spice mill, tannery and factories. Milly Colman knows she's lucky. Working at Southwell's jam factory all week means she can have a pay packet and a laugh with her mates come Saturday. It's a welcome escape from home, where Milly must protect her mother and sisters from her father's violent temper. When autumn comes, hop-picking in Kent gives all the Colman women a longed-for respite. But it is there, on one golden September night, that Milly makes the mistake of her life and finds her courage and strength tested as never before. PRAISE FOR JAM AND ROSES: 'This book is raw and powerful and a fabulous read. This is where girl power came from; women like Milly and her family, girls who did not even have the vote at this time. This book is also a history lesson, telling the story of the general strike' Mrs H, Amazon reviewer. 'Well written, with pace, engaging characters, a good narrative and some suspense. A real authentic tone, too: the central characters reminded me of the formidable spirit of my mother/grandmothers who lived through, and survived, these demanding times' Fredmart, Amazon reviewer. 'A fantastic read! I was hooked from the first paragraph, Mary Gibson is a fabulous and talented writer. A book you can't put down but, yet you want to find out the ending without wanting the book to finish. Well done and thank you. Can't wait to read the next book' Michelle Thompson, Amazon reviewer. 'If you enjoy post war stories of women's hardship, based in london, then this is the book to read. It kept me enthralled from the start. Highly recommended' Shell R, Amazon reviewer. 'So full of emotion and tragedies, but also humour, happiness, love and hate' Patsy, Amazon reviewer.
Categories: Fiction

Sharpe s London Magazine of Entertainment and Instruction

Sharpe s London Magazine of Entertainment and Instruction

for her undaunted love of virtue lived and died in poMrs. Goldie endeavoured to
collect further particulars verty , if not want , serves only to show us how insigni .
of Helen Walker , particularly concerning her journey ficant in the sight of heaven
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119106800

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London

London

However , three years later , when the slaughter on the Western Front had cost
many thousands of lives , London had become a city under martial law , its
streets full of men in uniform , its night - time lights darkened and the sound of anti
 ...

Author: Catherine Ross

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079196203

Category: London (England)

Page: 352

View: 508

FROM IRON AGE CEMETERIES TO VIKING RAIDS, THE FIRE OF 1666 TO THE BANK OF ENGLAND, GEORGIAN BROTHELS TO VICTORIAN SEWERS, DICKENS TO THE HEYDAY OF FLEET STREET, THE SUFFRAGETTES TO THE OLYMPICS OF 2012, LONDONOFFERS A UNIQUE PANORAMA OF HISTORY OF THE CITY. A NEW, VIVIDLY ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST EXCITING CITIES. From 450,000BC and the earliest human remains in the Thames valley to the 2012 Olympics, and following the impacts of invasions, revolts and epidemics, this book shows how, against all the odds, an insignificant river crossing became the British capital. In fifteen thematic chapters exploring the lives and experiences of Londoners over the last three thousand years, Londonexplores everything form costermongers to the Krays, medieval Jewish ghettos to Georgian brothels, and the building of the Underground to the destruction of the Blitz. Images, objects and expert text from the Museum of London, together with maps both old and new, shine a fresh light on all aspects of the city's constantly changing story. Pubs and sports grounds, immigrant communities, health and popular religion, shopping, crime and gentrification are examined, along with urban development, planning from Christopher Wren to Patrick Abercrombie, art, politics and major events in London's history. Special 'Survivals' spreads seven show where buildings from London's past can still be seen today. Contemporary cartoons and paintings, startling artefacts and the museum's own reconstructions of ancient markets, temples and bathhouses, make the daily lives of Londoners and the city's chequered history come alive in this book as never before.
Categories: London (England)

Sharpe s London Magazine of Entertainment and Instruction for General Reading

Sharpe s London Magazine of Entertainment and Instruction  for General Reading

for her undaunted love of virtue lived and died in poMrs. Goldie endeavoured to
collect further particulars verty , if not want , serves only to show us how insigniof
Helen Walker , particularly concerning her journey ficant in the sight of heaven ...

Author: Anna Maria Fielding Hall ("Mrs. S. C. Hall, ")

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:79381861

Category:

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London Stories

London Stories

The unusual contents of these stories intertwine to evoke a haunting and original picture of working-class London that adds a much-needed, though bleak facet to the city's social history.

Author: Hilda Kean

Publisher: Rivers Oram Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119829583

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 229

View: 551

The melodramatic and romantic clichés that pervade popular conceptions of working-class Londoners in the 19th and 20th century are debunked in this innovative exposé of proletariat London. The individual stories of muted historical figures, including an illiterate silk weaver, a grandmother in an asylum, a deserted family, an abused daughter, and a dead child, are brought to light through interpretations of the scraps they left behind—gravestone inscriptions, photographs and certificates, the grimy contents of hidden cubbyholes, and even childhood recollections that have been passed down through the generations. The unusual contents of these stories intertwine to evoke a haunting and original picture of working-class London that adds a much-needed, though bleak facet to the city's social history.
Categories: Business & Economics

A Woman Lived Here

A Woman Lived Here

Less tangible are the stories of those whose legacy endures though their names may have been forgotten. The homes and lives of more than 900 Londoners are commemorated by the Blue Plaque scheme, but fewer than a fifth of these are women.

Author: Allison Vale

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472140067

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 737

'A pretty awesome present for the feminist in your life' - Caroline Criado Perez, OBE, author of Do It Like a Woman At the last count, the Blue Plaque Guide honours 903 Londoners, and a walking tour of these sites brings to life the London of a bygone era. But only 111 of these blue plaques commemorate women. Over the centuries, London has been home to thousands of truly remarkable women who have made significant and lasting impacts on every aspect of modern life: from politics and social reform, to the Arts, medicine, science, technology and sport. Many of those women went largely unnoticed, even during their own lifetimes, going about their lives quietly but with courage, conviction, skill and compassion. Others were fearless, strident trail-blazers. Many lived in an era when their achievements were given a male name, clouding the capabilities of women in any field outside of the home or field. A Woman Lived Here shines a spotlight on some of these forgotten women to redress the balance. The stories on these pages commemorate some of the most remarkable of London's women, who set out to make their world a little richer, and in doing so, left an indelible mark on ours.
Categories: History

The Wesleyan Methodist Magazine

The Wesleyan Methodist Magazine

London possesses a combination of attractions unequalled by any other city in
the world . Wherever the ... Here a famous poet lived in want and sorrow . ... of
people thronging the thoroughfares and constituting the living London of to - day .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555008183

Category: Arminianism

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Categories: Arminianism

Catalogue of the New York State Library

Catalogue of the New York State Library

Amsterdam , 1705. 40 . GIFFORD ( John ) . A History of the Political Life of the Rt .
Hon . William Pitt , including the times in which he lived . London , 1809. 6 vol . 80
. Letter to T. Erskine , on the War with France . Philadelphia , 1797 . Pam . vol .

Author: New York State Library (Albany).

Publisher:

ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000231947

Category:

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Bibliotheca Grenvilliana

Bibliotheca Grenvilliana

The One of the twenty copies printed upon Life of William Lord Russell , with
Dutch Paper . some account of the times in which RUTILIUS LUPUS . De Fi . he
lived . London , 1819 . 4to guris Sententiarum et Elocutionis - Essays and
Sketches of ...

Author: British Museum. Department of Printed Books. Grenville Library

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044099998155

Category: Incunabula

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Categories: Incunabula

Living Up West

Living Up West

Author: Gerry Black

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112851360

Category: Jews

Page: 336

View: 626

Categories: Jews