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17th-century London: a city shaped by catastrophe

Margarette Lincoln reveals how a century that saw plague, fire, revolution and civil war transformed England’s capital

Margarette Lincoln reveals how a century that saw plague, fire, revolution and civil war transformed England’s capital. (Image by Getty Images)

Author Margarette Lincoln talks about her latest book, London and the 17th Century, which describes how a period blighted by plague, fire, revolution and civil war helped transform London into one of the world’s great cities.

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Margarette Lincoln is the author of London and the 17th Century: The Making of the World’s Greatest City (Yale, 2021)


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