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The king's city : London under Charles II

Jordan, Don, 1948-2018
During the reign of Charles II, London was a city in flux. After years of civil war and political turmoil, England's capital became the centre for major advances in the sciences, the theatre, architecture, trade and ship-building that paved the way for the creation of the British Empire. At the heart of this activity was the King, whose return to power from exile in 1660 lit the fuse for an explosion in activity in all spheres of city life. London flourished, its wealth, vibrancy and success due to many figures famous today including Christopher Wren, Samuel Pepys and John Dryden - and others whom history has overlooked until now. Throughout the quarter-century Charles was on the throne, London suffered several serious reverses: the plague in 1665 and the Great Fire in 1666, and severe defeat in the Second Anglo-Dutch War, which brought about notable economic decline.
London : Abacus, 2018.
xvii, 526 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm
Originally published: London: Little, Brown, 2017.Includes bibliographical references and index.
9780349141374 (pbk. :)
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