Category Archives: Historical London
Patrick Keiller made his strange, uncategorisable film, London, in 1992. It’s not a documentary although it uses documentary style footage and it’s certainly not traditional fiction. Perhaps Peter Ackroyd’s towering London: The Biography sits closest to it with an impressionistic mix of … Continue reading
Under the weather: fog’s particular contribution to London art (and soup) in the late nineteenth century.
London exploded in size in the nineteenth century. In 1801 it had just over 1 million inhabitants. By 1901 the population had reached 6.5 million with the rate of growth accelerating as the century ran its course (a full 1 … Continue reading
* in the Seventeenth Century. I enjoy reading Lucy Inglis’s website Georgian London which as you can imagine is a geographical and time specific blog. She has a fascinating perspective on our wonderful city and she writes very nicely too. Lucy brings an … Continue reading