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By David Yeadon

The writer of The again of past continues the chronicle of his odyssey into many of the farthest corners of the realm, from the Mountains of the Moon in Zaire, to barren region Tasmania, to the unknown areas of latest Guinea.

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Wren’s most famous work, the apogee of his English baroque style, is St.  150), begun in 1675.  180), were also entrusted to Wren, as was London’s only surviving City gate, Temple Bar. Once erected in Fleet Street to mark the City’s westernmost reach, it now guards the entrance to Paternoster Square, facing St. Paul’s. The 1600s also saw the beginnings of urban expansion into Westminster—Bloomsbury Square and St.  116) became Britain’s first artificially illuminated street.  308). The theatre originally dates to 1663, but is now on its fourth building.

130) and the Museum of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital also house Hogarth works. Two historical studies in particular cover this subject well: Hallie Rubenhold’s The Covent Garden Ladies (2005) paints a compelling picture of Georgian London’s sexual underworld, while Dan Cruickshank’s Secret History of Georgian London (2009) also explores the libertine mores of the times. Polite Georgian society, on the other hand, found refined entertainment at one of the many pleasure gardens on London’s fringe. For a fee, ladies and gentlemen could eat, drink, stroll, and enjoy orchestral music, masquerades, or fireworks late into the evening.

Reading-age children will prefer the humorous, but scrupulously accurate take found in Terry Deary’s Loathsome 1682 A market in “Spital Fields” is granted a Royal Charter. 1694 The Bank of England is founded in the City of London. 1703 The calamitous Great Storm—a hurricane—batters the city with around 120mph winds. 1738 John Wesley is converted to Methodism, on a site now marked by the Aldersgate Flame. 1746 The last ever execution by axe takes place outside the Tower of London. indd 19 8/23/11 11:09 PM LONDON IN DEPTH The Making of London 2 Street, opposite Sise Lane.

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