London: the biography of a city

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Longmans, Jan 1, 1969 - History - 290 pages
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A good read, though the history ends in 1968! Really enjoyed this one, as well as his biography of Rome. Read full review

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Interesting views of the various different cities within London: London the city of churches, London the city of actors, butchers, merchants, etc. Not a straight history, but each chapter focuses on a ... Read full review


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Historian Christopher Hibbert was born as Arthur Raymond Hibbert in Enderby, England in 1924. He dropped out of Oriel College to join the Army. He served with the London Irish Rifles and won the Military Cross. He earned a degree in history in 1948. Before becoming a full-time nonfiction writer, he worked as a real estate agent and a television critic for Truth magazine. He wrote more than 60 books throughout his lifetime including The Road to Tyburn (1957), Il Duce: The Life of Benito Mussolini(1962), George IV: Prince of Wales, 1762-1811 (1972), and George IV: Regent and King, 1812-1830 (1973). His work The Destruction of Lord Raglan (1961) won a prize from the Royal Society of Literature. He died from bronchial pneumonia on December 21, 2008 at the age of 84.

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