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The History of London

Gelesen von Ruth Golding

(4,8 Sterne; 24 Bewertungen)


Walter Besant was a novelist and historian, and his topographical and historical writings, ranging from prehistoric times to the nineteenth century, were probably best known through the detailed 10-volume Survey of London published after his death. This earlier single volume covers, in less depth, the whole period from prehistory until the 19th century. The book appears originally to have been written for boys, and, indeed, the chapters are called "Lessons". However, it is a very readable history and provides a fascinating insight into both London's past and the government of the City at the time the book was written (1894). (Summary by Ruth Golding)

(8 hr 35 min)

Chapters

01 - Lessons 1 - 2: The Foundation of London (I - II)

14:21

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02 - Lessons 3 - 4: Roman London (I - II)

13:31

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03 - Lessons 5 - 7: After the Romans (I - III)

20:16

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04 - Lessons 8 - 10: The First and Second Saxon Settlements, and The Anglo-Saxo…

18:57

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05 - Lessons 11 - 12: The Wall of London, and Norman London

12:40

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06 - Lessons 13 - 14: Fitzstephen's Account of the City (I - II)

14:01

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07 - Lessons 15 - 18: London Bridge (I - II), and The Tower of London (I - II)

25:22

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08 - Lessons 19 - 20: The Pilgrims, and St. Bartholomew's Hospital

13:17

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09 - Lessons 21 - 22: The Terror of Leprosy, and The Terror of Famine

15:39

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10 - Lessons 23 - 25: St. Paul's Cathedral (I - II), and Paul's Churchyard

21:28

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11 - Lessons 26 - 27: The Religious Houses, and Monks, Friars, and Nuns

14:19

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12 - Lessons 28 - 29: The London Churches, and The Streets

15:07

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13 - Lessons 30 - 32: Whittington (I - III)

19:04

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14 - Lessons 33 - 35: Gifts and Bequests, The Palaces and Great Houses, and Amu…

20:53

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15 - Lessons 36 - 37: Westminster Abbey, and The Court at Westminster

13:17

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16 - Lessons 38 - 39: Justice and Punishments, and The Political Power of London

15:06

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17 - Lessons 40 - 42: Elizabethan London (I - III)

18:51

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18 - Lessons 43 - 45: Trade (I - III)

21:28

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19 - Lessons 46 - 49: Plays and Pageants (I - IV)

25:53

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20 - Lessons 50 - 51: The Terror of the Plague (I - II)

14:31

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21 - Lessons 52 - 53: The Terror of Fire (I - II)

13:38

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22 - Lesson 54: Rogues and Vagabonds

7:45

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23 - Lessons 55 - 59: Under George the Second (I - V)

33:09

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24 - Lessons 60 - 62: The Government of the City (I - III)

17:35

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25 - Lesson 63: London

8:36

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26 - Author's Notes on Lessons 1 - 20

36:03

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27 - Author's Notes on Lessons 21 - 39

24:48

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28 - Author's Notes on Lessons 40 - 63

25:46

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Bewertungen

(4,5 Sterne)

Excellent reading. Great history lessons with very detailed accounts and source referencing.

good

(4,5 Sterne)

good book, well read. this is an English accent, for the guy above who seems to think it's read by an American

(5 Sterne)

A must -read (liste) for history lovers, especially for those interested in finding out cultural insight about the British people or others who came in contact with the Brits. The recording is flawless and the voice sounds great. Thank you!

(5 Sterne)

fascinating stuff and wonderfully narrated. mammoth thanks to all concerned

Extremely interesting

(5 Sterne)

Extremely interesting, and superbly read by Ruth Golding.

Superb

(5 Sterne)

This is a wonderful and utterly fascinating story, very well written, and marvellously read.

easy-listening history

(5 Sterne)

This book is fascinating to listen to. It seems to be intended for children, but it is an absorbing cultural/political/geographical/social overview. The reader is excellent.

American voices

(1 Sterne)

I'm sorry but I can't feel that notalgic feeling you get with British narrator as opposed to an American! !! why so many Americans narrating British history. It soo needs the British when it is British history. ...