Unknown London

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(4.6 stars; 10 reviews)

Herein you will find much concerning those things which everybody knows about, but nobody knows — the things you have known about since childhood, and have been content to leave them at that, knowing little of what they are and still less where they are to be found. I have dealt mostly with the big things that London has in its keeping, such as the Domesday Book (can you tell me off-hand where it is to be seen ?); with the Confessor's Shrine (of the crowds who enter Westminster Abbey there is a big leaven who do not even know that it is there); with the massive fragments of London's Roman Wall that still survive; with that spot in Smithfield where martyrs burnt and English history was made; with the Duke of Suffolk's head and its dramatic story; with our Roman baths; with London Stone and odd others. … The City of London — the innermost "square mile" — is the richest ground for historical associations in all our world Empire, and the greater pity, therefore, that it should be unknown. (Summary from the author’s Preface, 1919.) (6 hr 20 min)


Preface 5:33 Read by Maria Kasper
The Head of the Duke of Suffolk 21:52 Read by Maria Kasper
Remains of the City Wall 27:41 Read by Greg Giordano
The Shrine of Edward the Confessor 33:59 Read by Greg Giordano
Ghosts in the Tower of London 16:12 Read by Maria Kasper
The Domesday Book 26:05 Read by Maria Kasper
An Old City Merchant's Mansion 19:57 Read by Greg Giordano
London's Roman Baths 11:25 Read by Greg Giordano
Wapping High Street 28:49 Read by Maria Kasper
London Stone 17:06 Read by Maria Kasper
The Bones of Men-Kau-Ra 22:55 Read by Greg Giordano
The Baga de Secretis 26:16 Read by Greg Giordano
London's Lost King 11:30 Read by Maria Kasper
The Fires of Smithfield 21:40 Read by Maria Kasper
Waxworks in the Abbey 18:06 Read by Greg Giordano
A Lost Invention 17:52 Read by Greg Giordano
Letters from London During the Great Plague 27:54 Read by Maria Kasper
The Bells of St. Clement's 13:58 Read by Maria Kasper
A London Household of A.D. 1337 11:13 Read by Greg Giordano


Good Book

(3 stars)

This is a good, interesting book. Nicely read.