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London Street Names

Author : Michael Baker
ISBN : 1550288024
Genre : History
File Size : 66.8 MB
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London Street Names uncovers the stories behind over 100 streets in locations such as Byron, Lambeth, and Westminster township. This book contains contributions from more than 25 of the city's leading local historians.
Category: History

Street Names Of London

Author : Gillian Bebbington
ISBN : 0713454490
Genre : London (England)
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London Street Names

Author : Gillian Bebbington
ISBN : LCCN:10016288
Genre : London (England)
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Discovering London Street Names

Author : John Wittich
ISBN : 0747803099
Genre : Travel
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Londoners and tourists alike probably wonder about the meaning of such street names as Piccadilly, Pall Mall, Old Bailey, Houndsditch and Crutched Friars. John Wittich explains the origins of these and many other London street names which can reveal unsuspected facts about the history of the area, which occasionally dates back to Saxon times. Apparently straightforward names are not always what they seem: Cannon Street was once Candlewick Street, where the candlemakers dwelt, and Bunhill Row is 'bone hill', where human remains from St Paul's Cathedral were reinterred after its destruction in the Great Fire.
Category: Travel

Cambridge Street Names

Author : Ronald Gray
ISBN : 1139435493
Genre : History
File Size : 27.17 MB
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This book, first published in 2000, draws on the great wealth of associations of street-names in Cambridge. It is not a dictionary, but it provides a series of entries on such topics as the Reformation, George IV and his wife, twentieth-century British scientists, businessmen, Elizabethan times, medieval Cambridge, mayors, millers, and builders. It includes hermits and coal merchants, field marshals and laundresses, martyrs and bombers, unscrupulous politicians and the founder of a Christian community, Cromwell and Newton, an Anglo-Saxon queen and the discoverer of Uranus - all people who lived in or often visited Cambridge. The ancient Stourbridge fair is included, along with castles and boat-races, sewage pumps and the original Hobson of 'Hobson's Choice'. Who was St Tibb? Where did Dick Turpin hide? Where was the medieval takeaway? Unlike earlier works, this is a history of everybody for everybody.
Category: History

London A Social History

Author : Roy Porter
ISBN : 0674538390
Genre : History
File Size : 69.93 MB
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An extraordinary city, London grew from a backwater in the Classical Age into an important medieval city and significant Renaissance urban center to a modern colossus--full of a free people ever evolving. Roy Porter touches the pulse of his hometown and makes it our own, capturing London's fortunes, people, and imperial glory with vigor and wit. 58 photos.
Category: History

South Staffordshire Street Names

Author : Anthony Poulton-Smith
ISBN : 9781445631004
Genre : Photography
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South Staffordshire Street Names provides an interesting insight into some of the county's more unusual place names.
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