Old East Enders: A History of the Tower Hamlets

Old East Enders: A History of the Tower Hamlets

by Jane Cox


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The publication of this book is a landmark in London history. Not since 1951 has there been a serious attempt to chronicle the history of East London. Old East Enders tells East London’s story from Roman Shadwell to the present day, focusing on the untold story of the medieval and early modern Tower Hamlets. Jane Cox is an experienced author and lecturer, and her immensely readable and entertaining new book takes in recent archaeological research and a whole range of new record research. A wide range of fascinating and in some cases previously unpublished illustrations further enliven the text, which illuminates the history of this part of London as never before.

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ISBN-13: 9780750952910
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Jane Cox is former Principal Assistant Keeper of Public Records at the National Archives. Since 1989 she has been an author and genealogical researcher. Jane is the author of numerous books, guidebooks, and articles for a range of publishers. For five years she was chairman of the Stepney Historical Trust. Her family has lived in the East End since the seventeenth century.

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