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Walter Besant

Walter Besant was a novelist and historian, and his topographical and historical writings, ranging from prehistoric times to the nineteenth century, were probably best known through the detailed 10-volume Survey of London published after his death.This earlier single volume covers, in less depth, the whole period from prehistory until the 19th century. The book appears originally to have been written for boys, and, indeed, the chapters are called "Lessons". However, it is a very readable history and provides a fascinating insight into both London's past and the government of the City at the time the book was written (1894). (Summary by Ruth Golding)

Walter Besant was a novelist and historian, and his topographical and historical writings, ranging from prehistoric times to the nineteenth century, were probably best known through the detailed 10-volume Survey of London published after his death.This earlier single volume covers, in less depth, the whole period from prehistory until the 19th century. The book appears originally to have been written for boys, and, indeed, the chapters are called "Lessons". However, it is a very readable history and provides a fascinating insight into both London's past and the government of the City at the time the book was written (1894). (Summary by Ruth Golding)
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Walter Besant was a novelist and historian, and his topographical and historical writings, ranging from prehistoric times to the nineteenth century, were probably best known through the detailed 10-volume Survey of London published after his death.This earlier single volume covers, in less depth, the whole period from prehistory until the 19th century. The book appears originally to have been written for boys, and, indeed, the chapters are called "Lessons". However, it is a very readable history and provides a fascinating insight into both London's past and the government of the City at the time the book was written (1894). (Summary by Ruth Golding)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

8h 35m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

33:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

36:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

24:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

25:47