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London S Cemeteries

Author : Darren Beach
ISBN : 1902910400
Genre : History
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"Where can you find a dog guarding his master's grave for eternity, an Arabian tent of stone commemorating a great explorer or the cemetery that inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula? London's cemeteries are places of peace and tranquillity, but they are also a fascinating barometer of the capital's social history. Intriguing stories of courage, personal triumph and domestic tragedy lie behind the gravestones and mausolea, many of which are masterpieces of commemorative art. Today London's cemeteries are also valued as a habitat for flora and fauna and are great destinations for wildlife lovers. This unique new guide gives a concise history of London's cemeteries from historic churchyards and Victorian creations such as Nunhead and Highgate to modern multifaith cemeteries such as Forest Park. The book includes reviews of over 80 cemeteries, complete with a who's who of famous permanent residents, along with opening times and travel information. Over 70 photographs capture the unique atmosphere of London's cemeteries and there are 10 maps to help the reader explore these wonderful urban spaces."--Publisher's description.
Category: History

The Magnificent Seven

Author : John Turpin
ISBN : 9781445611310
Genre : Architecture
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A fascinating history of seven Victorian London cemeteries - 'works of art', created as much for the living as they were for the dead.
Category: Architecture

31 London Cemeteries To Visit Before You Die

Author : Terry Philpot
ISBN : 9781908779298
Genre : Architecture
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London’s rich collection of cemeteries and burial places at last has a popular and accessible guide for the student, the literary pilgrim, the specialist and the curious. Terry Philpot has visited an assortment of burial grounds from the large Victorian cemeteries known as the ‘Magnificent Seven’.
Category: Architecture

London Cemeteries

Author : Hugh Meller
ISBN : 0752461834
Genre : Travel
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The cemeteries of Greater London have been a neglected area of the capital's history. They are filled not only with the remains of recent generations but also with a wealth of architectural and social history that is described here in an entertaining and eloquent narrative full of picturesque melancholy. Part one records the origins of London's cemeteries and includes introductory chapters on cemetery history, planning, architecture, epitaphs and natural history. Part Two is a gazetteer with descriptions of all the cemeteries in Greater London, together with short biographies of the celebrated people buried in them. The text is illustrated throughout with contemporary photographs and a wide range of rarely seen archive images."London Cemeteries" is an important source for biographical and genealogical research, and a compendium of material for the architectural historian.
Category: Travel

The London Encyclopaedia 3rd Edition

Author : Christopher Hibbert
ISBN : 9780230738782
Genre : Reference
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‘There is no one-volume book in print that carries so much valuable information on London and its history’ Illustrated London News The London Encyclopaedia is the most comprehensive book on London ever published. In its first new edition in over ten years, completely revised and updated, it comprises some 6,000 entries, organised alphabetically, cross-referenced and supported by two large indexes – one for the 10,000 people mentioned in the text and one general – and is illustrated with over 500 drawings, prints and photographs. Everything of relevance to the history, culture, commerce and government of the capital is documented in this phenomenal book. From the very first settlements through to the skyline of today, The London Encyclopaedia comprehends all that is London. ‘Written in very accessible prose with a range of memorable quotations and affectionate jokes...a monumental achievement written with real love’ Financial Times
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30 Second London

Author : Edward Dennison
ISBN : 9781782404545
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If you are tired of London, are you really tired of life? 30-Second London agrees with Dr. Johnson's famous statement, taking the history of one of the most diverse cities on Earth and looking at the forces that shaped it, from the first traces of a Neanderthal settlement on the banks of the River Thames to today's vast and varied metropolis. Along the way, readers will discover underground London, secret London, suburban London, and much more, on a revealing whistlestop city tour.


Author : Lewis Foreman
ISBN : 0300104022
Genre : Music
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The essential companion to musical London
Category: Music

The Black Death Cemetery East Smithfield London

Author : Ian Grainger
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132236824
Genre : History
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"The East Smithfield Black Death cemetery was excavated in 1986-8 as part of the Royal Mint site. Founded in 1348/9, it was one of two emergency burial grounds established when the Black Death came to London. The work reported here represents the only large-scale excavation and post-excavation analysis of a proven Black Death cemetery in this country and is indisputably of international importance in terms of its archaeology and the human bone assemblage derived from the c 759 burials found." "Two distinct burial areas were established, both using a combination of well-ordered individual graves and mass burial trenches. The burial practices and the human bone assemblage are analysed and discussed in relation to Black Death studies in London and elsewhere. The impact of the plague on medieval London and the importance of this cemetery, and that at West Smithfield, in the city's attempts to cope with the disaster are both assessed. The earlier history of the site and the influence of the Black Death cemetery on the subsequent use of the site are also examined, particularly its effect on the later foundation and layout of the Cistercian abbey of St Mary Graces."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: History

The Honoured Dead

Author : Brian Parsons
ISBN : 1907222642
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A rarely seen collection of archival postcards, drawings, and photographs documenting London's great cemeteries. Since they were established in the 1830s, London's great cemeteries have inspired countless artists and photographers to record their quiet beauty and solemn majesty. Not just resting places for the city's honoured dead, they also serve as great repositories of social, architectural, and geographic history, reflecting our changing attitudes to the great inevitable. Featuring over 170 images, along with comprehensive notes, The Honoured Dead presents a rarely seen collection of archival postcards, drawings, and photographs gathered over many years by author and former funeral director Brian Parsons. As well as the celebrated "Magnificent Seven" necropolises--Highgate, Kensal Green, West Norwood, Abney Park, Nunhead, Brompton, and Tower Hamlets--the book also documents cemeteries and burial sites throughout Greater London and its environs, some of them now themselves buried by time. Providing a unique perspective on London's past, and its shifting visual representation, The Honoured Dead is a collection to be remembered with flowers.