London in the Olden Time c1538

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD
Year: 2009
ISBN: 9781897405550
Publisher: Archive CD Books Canada

This is a truly fascinating map and book, providing the reader with a detailed and intimate peep into Britain's London near the end of the reign of the infamous Henry VIII, just before his dissolution of the monasteries. Or, to be more precise, this is the view offered by the wonderfully detailed and supposedly accurate, 52" x 40" pictorial map, one of the two parts of this book. The other part of the book is called, by the author William Newton, an "Accompanying Memoir" and it provides amazing detail of the origins, purpose and fates of hundreds of the buildings and locations which are illustrated on the map.

Based on the author's introduction we have dated the map at c1538, mainly for simplicity of reference. Still, the author chose to include a line on the map showing the extent of the later Great Fire. He kept this line visually non invasive so that it took us a great deal of time to find and trace it on the map. To make it a little easier for the reader to see, we have provided a second extracted portion of the map with the line highlighted.

It really doesn't matter if you are a long time resident of London, or if you are a complete stranger, when you start to read the stories in this book, and see the places where it happened on the map, you are going to find yourself reliving the history of this colorful and great old city.

High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required. Please note the Map is NOT searchable.

Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later
Adobe Reader 6 or later is recommended for CDs with searchable text

Click here to download a file of sample pages from this book. Right click on the link and select "save as" - to a location on your hard drive. The sampler can be opened, navigated and searched as with the full CD file/s. Sample files usually contain the title page, contents, some introductory pages and sample pages from the body of the book. Often the complete index from the original book is included.

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