A new book on London

…between 1563 and 1665, on average every 25 years or so, London saw about a  tenth or more of its population simply wiped out.

That is from the new and excellent book London: A Social and Cultural History, 1550-1750, by Robert O. Buchholz and Joseph P. Ward.  This book was much fresher and original than I was expecting it to be and I can give it a strong recommendation.  I, too, was thinking I didn’t want to read another tired book about the history of London.


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