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The book would make a superb gift for any Anglophile or student of English history.
And because of the Great Fire and the complete loss of the old wooden city, these early maps are our best source for what medieval London really looked like.
It's a good mix of maps/graphics and supporting historical text - easy to read, not dry and organised by themes.
As another person mentioned, maps are soooo small & my eyes had tough time reading the places. Also unfortunately doesn't go back far enough due to all wooden structures burned... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lin Tarter
Misleading title; this is a very high-level synopsis of a few elements of some parts of historic London. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bookgirl
good overview, but not as in-depth as I would have wished. It covers a very broad time frame in a compact volume, but it just whets the appetite.Published 5 months ago by Booknut
My son loves London and loves maps so this book will be perfect for him.I browsed through it and its very interesting. Lots of maps and he will love reading it.Published 9 months ago by happy camper
I received London: A Life In Maps" in great time and condition, and for a great price. I found it to be a fascinating research book where you can see through the changing maps, the... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Barbara D. Zambrana
There are a lot of books about London out there, but this one is different: it offers a history of the development of the city through the eyes of centuries worth of chroniclers... Read morePublished on April 16, 2011 by M2
Having lived in London as a child, I found this book almost nostalgic. The maps are very detailed with excellent photos and illustrations; however, it is not just a collection of... Read morePublished on December 19, 2010 by Catherine Whalen