By John Rees, Lindsey German
Within the eyes of Britain's historical past undefined, London is the normal domestic of empire, monarchy and gear, an city wonderland for the privileged, the place the majority of Londoners characteristic basically to applaud within the heritage.
Yet, for almost 2000 years, town has been a breeding flooring for radical principles, domestic to thinkers, heretics and rebels from John Wycliffe to Karl Marx. it's been the positioning of occasionally violent clashes that modified the process heritage: the Levellers' doomed fight for liberty within the aftermath of the Civil battle; the silk weavers, fit women and dockers who crusaded for workers' rights; and the conflict of Cable highway, the place East Enders took on Oswald Mosley's Black Shirts.
"A People's background of London" trips to a urban of pamphleteers, agitators, exiles and revolutionaries, the place thousands of individuals have struggled in obscurity to safe a greater destiny.
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A People's History of London by John Rees, Lindsey German