A People's History of London by Lindsey German

By Lindsey German

The forgotten historical past of London: the area capital of revolution.

In the eyes of Britain’s history undefined, London is the conventional domestic of empire, monarchy and tool, an city wonderland for the privileged, the place the majority of Londoners function in simple terms to applaud within the background.

Yet, for almost 2000 years, the town has been a breeding flooring for radical rules, domestic to thinkers, heretics and rebels from John Wycliffe to Karl Marx. it's been the location of occasionally violent clashes that modified the process background: the Levellers’ doomed fight for liberty within the aftermath of the Civil warfare; the silk weavers, fit ladies and dockers who crusaded for staff’ rights; and the conflict of Cable highway, the place East Enders took on Oswald Mosley’s Black Shirts.

A People’s background of London trips to a urban of pamphleteers, agitators, exiles and revolutionaries, the place thousands of individuals have struggled in obscurity to safe a greater destiny.

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