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London, a Social History

”Five million barrels of porter” (p. 140) Early in this substantial, often informative and entertaining, but in the last resort intellectually elusive account of London, Porter describes the panorama of the metropolis sketched by Anthonis van den Wyngaerde in about 1544. He treats it as a coherent representation of the city from a vantage pointContinue reading “London, a Social History”