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The Phoenix: The Men Who Made Modern London

Author Leo Hollis tells the story of how the capital was rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1666.

Leo Hollis, author of The Phoenix: The Men Who Made Modern London, tells the story of how the capital was rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1666. With the rebuilding of London’s iconic cathedral St Paul’s at the heart of the story, Leo takes the lives of six leading figures of the day — including the architect, Sir Christopher Wren, gardener and virtuosi John Evelyn and scientist Robert Hooke — and shows how London was transformed. It is a history that combines architecture, science, philosophy, finance, revolution and religion to chronicle the formation of the first modern city.

Leo Hollis is a writer and publisher who studied history at University of East Anglia. He has written several books on London and Paris and publications include Historic London Walks.


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Date and Time:

16 April 2009 at 7:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Bishopsgate Institute
230 Bishopsgate
020 7392 9200

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£5, concessions £3; advance booking required

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Call 020 7392 9220 between 9.30am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Additional Information:

Bishopsgate Institute is two minutes walk from Liverpool Street station.

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