Tag: 17th Century

London During Its Launch to Greatness


In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries London, England was the world’s greatest city. Even today it ranks in the top ten.

“London and the 17th Century: The Making of the World’s Greatest City,” by Margarette Lincoln examines London’s most formative years; between the death of Queen Elizabeth I and the reign of King William III. This century positioned London to dominate the world.

It was a consequential period.  London had a population of 200,000 in 1600, almost tripling to about 570,000 in 1700. Yet the period was important for more than just population growth.  This book covers the era of the Gunpowder Plot, the English Civil War, the Great Plague and Great Fire, the Restoration, the Dutch Wars and Glorious Revolution of 1688.