Dan Cruickshank follows in the footsteps of John Stow and John Strype to explore London in the 17th century, one of the most dramatic times in the city's history.
Dan Cruickshank follows in the footsteps of John Stow and John Strype, two of Londons greatest chroniclers, to explore one of the most dramatic centuries in the history of London. The 17th century saw London plunged into a series of devastating disasters. The Civil War, a murderous plague and the destruction that was the great fire should have seen the small medieval city all but destroyed. Yet somehow, London not only survived but emerged as one of the wealthiest and most influential cities in Europe.