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Of London

Of London


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Art and Architecture

  • Date Published: May 2019
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108078863

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  • In 1790, the naturalist and traveller Thomas Pennant (1726–98) compiled the observations 'of perhaps half my life' from visiting and walking through London. Beginning with an account of primitive Britain, Pennant ambles chronologically and geographically across the capital, peeling back layers of architecture to reveal the tiny colony originally enclosed by a three-mile wall. His thoroughness and vivacious prose bring to life many fascinating characters and controversies behind the city's great buildings, from the Tower of London to Westminster Abbey. In his playful autobiography, The Literary Life of the Late Thomas Pennant, Esq. (1793), also reissued in this series, Pennant says Of London was received with 'utmost avidity' by contemporary readers. Even James Boswell, a sceptic of Pennant's style, praised it highly. Pennant's other travelogues include The Journey from Chester to London (1782) and A Tour in Scotland, and Voyage to the Hebrides (1784), both reissued in this series.

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    • Date Published: May 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108078863
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 mm
    • contains: 12 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    London under the Romans
    Saxon invasion
    Oxford Street
    The Strand
    The Temple
    Lincoln's Inn
    Priory and Hospital of St Bartholomew
    Fleet Street
    Bethlem Hospital
    India Company's tea warehouse
    The Tower of London
    London Bridge
    Fire of London
    St Paul's Cathedral
    The Bank of England
    The Royal Society
    The River Thames

  • Author

    Thomas Pennant

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