Political London: A Capital History Richard Tames

ISBN: 9781905286188

Published: October 2007

Hardcover

200 pages


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Political London: A Capital History  by  Richard Tames

Political London: A Capital History by Richard Tames
October 2007 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 200 pages | ISBN: 9781905286188 | 6.80 Mb

Londons political history since Roman times, through to the upheavals of the 17th century, the emergence of local democracy, the reforms of the capitals government in the 18th and 19th centuries, then more upheaval in the 20th century.Richard TamesMoreLondons political history since Roman times, through to the upheavals of the 17th century, the emergence of local democracy, the reforms of the capitals government in the 18th and 19th centuries, then more upheaval in the 20th century.Richard Tames contrasts the radicalism of areas such as Clerkenwell with the conservatism that had its roots in the gentlemens clubs of the West End.

He underlines the role of writers such as Dickens and Mayhew who exposed the abuses and limitations of government within the capital.The book reviews defining moments in Londons history such as famous strikes, Suffragettes, the Reform movement, and identifies key political figures. [Historical Publications]



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