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London: The Story of a Great City

Fire, plague, riot, civil war, mass bombing - Jerry White discusses the dramatic history of London.

No city can lay claim to a more dramatic history than London. Engulfed in calamities that seemed to mark its end - fire, plague, riot, civil war, mass bombing - from each crisis it has emerged stronger than ever. Its cultural life, and the long heritage that underpins it, has made London one of the most visited and best-loved places on Earth.

In this talk Jerry White encapsulates the extraordinary rise of this great city from a remote outpost of Rome's northern empire, through the roll-call of great Londoners over the centuries, the endurance of its people in the face of disaster and war, the dark side of crime and mayhem to its innovations in enterprise and pleasure.

Jerry White is Visiting Professor in London History at Birbeck, University of London. Previous publications include London in the Twentieth Century: A City and Its People, which won the Wolfson History Prize in 2001, and the bestselling London in the Nineteenth Century: A Human Awful Wonder of God.


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Date and Time:

3 June 2010 at 7:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Bishopsgate Institute
230 Bishopsgate
020 7392 9200

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£6, concs £4

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Bishopsgate Institute is two minutes walk from Liverpool Street station.

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