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London's Docklands: A History of the Lost Quarter
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Fiona Rule
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London's Docklands: A History of the Lost Quarter

Fiona Rule


The History Press Ltd

Social & cultural history;
Maritime history;
Harbours & ports


384 pages

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In its heyday, London's Docklands was dominated by the Port of London; a sprawling network of quays, ancient wharves, deep canals and high-walled basins that stretched along the Thames from the City to Tilbury. Two or three generations ago, London Docks provided employment for over 100,000 men, but the demise of London's Docklands in the late 20th century ended a tradition of waterside industry that had existed in London since Roman times. Yet the Docks themselves still stand defiantly; too expensive (and expansive) to be attractive to property developers despite the fact that most are sited in prime real estate areas. For the foreseeable future, the Docks will remain part of London, a visual reminder that, for a time, Britannia did indeed rule the waves. From archaeological finds through to diaries, newspaper articles, census returns and personal interviews, the lost docks of London are rediscovered through fascinating tales of Medieval mercers, river pirates, shipbuilders, merchant adventurers, mud larks, Dockers, socialist agitators, brothel keepers and opium eaters, to name but a few. AUTHOR: Fioan Rule is a London historian, whose previous books include The Worst Street in London (Ian Allan, 2008), Streets of Sin (THP, 2015) and The Oldest House in London (THP, 2017). In 1998, she set up her own marketing and research company, and, after successfully completing a Diploma course in Local History from the University of Oxford, began to specialise in historical writing and research.

By:   Fiona Rule
Imprint:   The History Press Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9780750989985
ISBN 10:   075098998X
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

FIONA RULE is a historian who specialises in London. She has a diploma in local history from the University of Oxford and has written frequently for The History Press. Her books include London's Labyrinth (2019), The Worst Street in London (2018) and The Oldest House in London (2017).

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