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AbstractMigration was crucial to the growth of early modern London and the economic and demographic system of England. This article examines one of the most important migrant groups, apprentices, from the North-East of England, one of the few regions that could match the dynamism of London. The...
AbstractLondon's Great Stink of 1858 has been seen as the event that forced MPs to instigate large-scale sanitation improvements, which remain the basis of the city's sewer system to the present day. This paper re-examines the Great Stink by investigating attempts to mitigate stench before 1858...
AbstractThis article examines the development of imperial sport in London in the Edwardian era, in particular of rugby union and cricket, in the period 1905–1907. These matches displayed all five facets of what John MacKenzie called the 'core ideology' of imperialism: militarism, royalism, the...
AbstractIn the interwar period in Greater London, the new arterial road system produced a contestation over appearance between the forces of beautification and vandalism. The Roads of Remembrance Association was determined to beautify the arterial road as a memorial to the fallen of World War I;...
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