By Robert O. Bucholz, Joseph P. Ward
Among 1550 and 1750 London grew to become the best urban in Europe and probably the most shiny financial and cultural facilities on this planet. This ebook is a heritage of London in this an important interval of its upward thrust to world-wide prominence, in which it ruled the industrial, political, social and cultural lifetime of the British Isles as by no means prior to nor considering. London: A Social and Cultural background accommodates the simplest fresh paintings in city background, bills by way of modern Londoners and travelers, and fictional works that includes the town which will to track London's upward thrust and discover its position as a harbinger of modernity in addition to how its electorate coped with these achievements. This e-book covers the entire variety of lifestyles in London, from the luxurious galleries of Whitehall to the damp and sooty alleyways of the East finish. alongside the way in which, readers will courageous the risks of plague and fireplace, witness the spectacles of the Lord Mayor's festival and the hangings at Tyburn, and take refreshment within the city's excitement gardens, coffeehouses, and taverns.
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William Hogarth (1697–1764), The Rake in Bedlam, plate VII from “A Rake’s Progress,” 1763, Bridgeman Art Library. 5. , interior view of the choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral, etching executed c. 1750, London Metropolitan Archives. 6. , view of Temple Bar, etching executed c. 1700, London Metropolitan Archives. 7. Johannes Kip (1653–1721), panoramic view of London from Buckingham Palace, 1720, London Metropolitan Archives. 8. , view of the Foundling Hospital, etching executed c. 1750, London Metropolitan Archives.
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4. William Hogarth (1697–1764), The Rake in Bedlam, plate VII from “A Rake’s Progress,” 1763, Bridgeman Art Library. 5. , interior view of the choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral, etching executed c. 1750, London Metropolitan Archives. 6. , view of Temple Bar, etching executed c. 1700, London Metropolitan Archives. 7. Johannes Kip (1653–1721), panoramic view of London from Buckingham Palace, 1720, London Metropolitan Archives. 8. , view of the Foundling Hospital, etching executed c. 1750, London Metropolitan Archives.