More than a capital city, Londoners had witnessed the unthinkable - the public execution of a king at Whitehall.
Thousands had died in the Plague of 1665, then the Great Fire of 1666.
But from the ashes rose a modern city, rebuilt with the shining dome of Christopher Wren's St Paul's Cathedral, symbolising a new strength and confidence.
London, with a population of over half a million, was now Europe's largest, richest and most cosmopolitian city.
Maureen Waller describes a familiar yet alien world.
Using anecdotes, detail and amusing contrasts, she draws on court records newspapers, and recorded eyewitness accounts to create a vividly colourful vision. of a city at a unique moment in its history.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages, 35-50 integrated b/w illustrations
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 01/02/2001
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9780340739679