London: a settlement founded by the Romans, occupied by the Saxons, conquered by the Danes and ruled by the Normans. This unremarkable place - not even included in the Domesday Book - became a medieval maze of alleys and courtyards, later to be chequered with grand estates of Georgian splendour. It swelled with industry and became the centre of the largest empire in history. From the prehistoric occupants of the Thames valley to the preoccupied commuters of today, Simon Jenkins brings together a matchless portrait of the capital.
|Publisher||Penguin Audio; 2019|