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eBook The Story of Greenwich ePub

by Clive Aslet

  • ISBN: 0674000765
  • Category: Europe
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Clive Aslet
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press; New edition edition (September 15, 1999)
  • Pages: 288
  • ePub book: 1214 kb
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Though Aslet's story is largely one of buildings, he weaves into the narrative the story of the people who have lived in. .In a lavishly illustrated treatment, Aslet magnificently brings to life the rich history of Greenwich, England.

Though Aslet's story is largely one of buildings, he weaves into the narrative the story of the people who have lived in them through the centuries: from Chaucer to Samuel Pepys, as well as celebrated mathematician Sir Jonas Moore and Astronomer Royal John Flamsteed.

The Story Of Greenwich book. Clive Aslet conducts us through the streets and byways of this storied city, showing us scenes from its prodigious history at every turn. His richly illustrated book is a journey through time as it has been lived, and marked, in this city like no other in the world. Here Sir Walter Raleigh laid down his cloak for Elizabeth I. Here Elizabeth signed the death warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots. A place of royal haunts and regal courting, Greenwich was also the site of Wat Tyler's revolt in the fourteenth century.

Greenwich Millennium: The 2000 Year Story of Greenwich. War Memorial: The Story of One Village's Sacrifice from 1914 to 2003. The Arts and Crafts Country House: From the Archives of Country Life. Inside the House of Lords. All That Life Can Afford: A celebration of The Carlton Tower Hotel on its 50th anniversary. Clive Aslet, Marc Hoberman.

Published 1999 by Harvard Univeristy Press in Cambridge, Mass. Greenwich (London, England). Internet Archive Wishlist, History. Includes bibliographical references (p. 280-282) and index.

Clive Aslet conducts us through the streets and byways of this storied city, showing us scenes from its prodigious history at every turn. A place of royal haunts and regal courting, Greenwich was also the site of Wat Tyler's revolt in the fourteenth century

Country Life September 2, 2003. It was all rather too uproarious for the more established citizens of Greenwich

Country Life September 2, 2003. The Story of Greenwich, by Clive Aslet. Taking place every Whitsun and Easter, the organised mayhem of Greenwich Fair was one of the events of the London year. It was all rather too uproarious for the more established citizens of Greenwich. They began their campaign to close the fair in 1825, but it was not until 1857 that the forces of Victorian propriety proved too much and the fair was shut down. There was now less need for a great popular jamboree to take place so close to London, since the railways made it possible for holiday crowds to reach seaside towns like Margate and Brighton.

The Story of Greenwich. To open this book is to enter a world of living history, of pomp and pageantry, royal fiats and popular revolutions, naval exploits and mercantile triumphs, and soaring scientific achievements. This is the world of Greenwich, England, home of a now mysterious temple in the days of the ancient Romans and of the Millennium Dome in our own, biding its time on the Thames and, flush with the line of longitude zero, keeping the time of the world.

Clive Aslet (born 15 February 1955) is a writer on British architecture and life, and a campaigner on countryside and other issues. Aslet was educated at King's College School, Wimbledon and then Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he earned a degree in the history of architecture.

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Discover the best books about Greenwich. Simms and his large, detailed house-by-house map of Greenwich produced in 1837 which is stored in sections at Greenwich Heritage Centre. Also has an obituary of Barbara Ludlow.

To open this book is to enter a world of living history, of pomp and pageantry, royal fiats and popular revolutions, naval exploits and mercantile triumphs, and soaring scientific achievements. This is the world of Greenwich, England, home of a now mysterious temple in the days of the ancient Romans and of the Millennium Dome in our own, biding its time on the Thames and, flush with the line of longitude zero, keeping the time of the world. Clive Aslet conducts us through the streets and byways of this storied city, showing us scenes from its prodigious history at every turn. His richly illustrated book is a journey through time as it has been lived, and marked, in this city like no other in the world.

Here Sir Walter Raleigh laid down his cloak for Elizabeth I. Here Elizabeth signed the death warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots. A place of royal haunts and regal courting, Greenwich was also the site of Wat Tyler's revolt in the fourteenth century. Home to the navy that supported the world's greatest maritime empire, the city saw the funeral of England's most celebrated naval hero, Admiral Horatio Nelson. Aslet revisits these events, immersing us in courtly drama and popular ferment, cosmopolitan grandeur and bustling commerce. He shows us the remarkable buildings that hold so much of Greenwich's history, from the palaces embellished by Henry VIII to the structures designed by England's renowned architects--from Christopher Wren and Inigo Jones--to the observatories that house the massive telescopes and nautical clocks that have put Greenwich at the forefront of scientific invention and discovery.

Whether recalling the literary marks that writers such as Marlowe and Dickens have left on the city, or tracking London's first railway into Greenwich, or recounting the tales of navigators and statesmen, monarchs and common and uncommon folk, this book tells the story of Greenwich for all time.