The Lost City of London

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Amberley Publishing Limited, Oct 15, 2012 - Photography - 160 pages
In 1666 London was devastated by the Great Fire, which gutted over 13,000 houses, over eighty parish churches and St Paul’s Cathedral. Robert Wynn Jones has set out to discover the original structures and streets that survived the Great Fire and can still be seen today. This book maps, describes and illustrates what remains of the City of the Black Death, the Peasants’ Revolt, the Reformation, the Civil War, and the Great Plague; the City of Chaucer and Shakespeare and Pepys. Discover the Roman ruins buried beneath Cannon Street Station, the seven parish churches that survived the blaze, the drinking establishments still open for business, and much more.

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Dr Robert Wynn Jones is a retired professional palaeontologist, interested amateur archaeologist and historian. His ancestor, John West, lived in a house near the Stocks Market, which was burnt down during the Great Fire. John West was married in the church of St Gregory by St Paul’s in February 1666 to the widow Frances Mickell, whose first husband, Robert, had died of the plague the year before. John numbered among his acquaintances the famous diarist Samuel Pepys. Robert Wynn Jones maintains a website on the history of London up to the time of the Great Fire ( and leads occasional guided walks on related themes. He lives in London.

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