St Clement Danes: A Westminster Parish

St Clement Danes: A Westminster Parish

By Francis Calvert Boorman London has long been thought of as the archetypal conurbation; a vast and unbroken metropolis nevertheless made up of distinctive localities. As the writer and politician Joseph Addison (1672-1719) mused in The Spectator in 1712, ‘When I...

Chancery Lane: politics, space and the built environment, c. 1760-1815

British History in the Long 18th Century Chancery Lane: politics, space and the built environment, c. 1760-1815 Francis Boorman (IHR) 19 October 2011   Sandwiched between the west and east ends of London, Chancery Lane was a focus point in England’s capital city and...

What is a City? The English experience (Anglo-American 2009)

Anglo-American conference 2009 What is a City? The English experience John Beckett (Centre for Local History, IHR) 2 July 2009 Abstract: This paper will present an overview, concluding that England has two leagues of cities: a largely medieval league of what are now...