A short history of London, by Simon jenkins

From the prehistoric occupants of the Thames Valley to the preoccupied commuters of today, Simon Jenkins brings together the key events, individuals and trends in London’s history. Based in part on his own witness of the events that shaped the post-war city, and with his trademark colour and authority, he shows above all how London has taken shape over more than two thousand years.

Simon Jenkins is a long-time supporter of the Heritage of London Trust.

Published in October 2019 and available here.

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Parish Churches of Greater London: A Guide, by Michael Hodges

‘A marvellous book’ – Sir Roy Strong

‘What a good book. There are many half-hearted guides but this one is erudite and exhaustive’ – Sir Simon Jenkins

‘An eye-opening revelation’ – John Martin Robinson

A coloured guide to over 420 parish churches in Greater London, this book covers all 32 London boroughs, excluding the City of London. It includes a brief history of each borough and a chronological gazetteer, with details on church architects, furnishings and monuments.

Published in December 2015

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