Sarah waters is the author of three thrillers set in victorian london. London in fiction news newspapers books scholar jstor august 2015 learn how and when to remove this template message. Shocking though it might be to us in the 21st century, in victorian times it was possible. Trade with the colonies and other parts of the world was such that congestion in the port of london reached a new peak, even at the time that the. The 10 best nonfiction books about london books the. His solution was to create tidefree docks between the tower of london and blackwall. Photographs of victorian london show how todays capital took shape once upon a time in london long gone. Find out about life in victorian east london in this twopart object handling and drama session. Her latest, fingersmith, is on the orange prize longlist, and has been described as a modern woman in white. Cassandra clare goodreads author shelved 8 times as victorianlondon avg rating 4. A history of the victorians infamous filth in the 1800s, the thames river was thick with human sewage and the streets were covered with horse dung, the removal of which. See more ideas about london history, london and vintage london. The new london docks 18001830 british library picturing. A large irish population settled in the city during the victorian era, with many of the.
Best victorian historical fiction set in britain 270 books. Human losses were extremely high but in spite of the sustained bombardment, londons royal docks remained open. In the last decade of the nineteenth century london s population expanded to four. Opium smokers in the east end of london, london illustrated news, 1874. It is estimated that some 25,000 tons of ordinance fell on the docklands with much of that on the royal docks and surrounding area.
Sign up to our teachers network to be the first to hear about and book sessions. London docks 1870 with images victorian london, london history. His publications include dockland life 2000, journeys through victorian london. The st katharine docks built just east of the tower of london were completed in 1828, and later.
She is also a cataloguer at tate britain, working on the sketchbooks. Photographlondon print made in the uk victorian london, vintage london, old. There are probably few greater triumphs of illogic even in england than the. The london insurer and fellow of the royal society william vaughan published a treatise on wet docks, quays and warehouses for the port of london in 1793 describing the problems of congestion on the river. Life in the victorian docks ks2 what was life like in the victorian docks. On the eve of a new century, vaughan argued that england never had a fairer opportunity of becoming the great depot for all europe. The 19thcentury port about maritime london port cities. Join sailor jack monroe for a sea shanty or two in the three mariners pub. The docks drew produce and people from all over the world. The docks and warehouses may be inspected at any time during official. City of light is a great book, but it doesnt take place in great britain, and its not victorian either. The new london docks of the early 19th century the. For a more whiffy take on victorian london in meltdown, you cant do better. Head back in time to meet chatty pub landlady maeve dawson in 19th century sailortown.
The 10 best nonfiction books about london from pepyss diary to ben judahs impressionistic survey, the city has provided a wealth of material for writers read iain sinclairs final. A history of the victorians infamous filth in the 1800s, the thames river was thick with human sewage and the streets were covered with. It takes place in buffalo, ny, during the panamerican exposition of 1901 technically, edwardian by then. During the 19th century, london grew enormously to become a global city of immense. The book dickens victorian london provides a photographic glimpse of the times in.
The towering gates of millwall dock, circa 1867, which remained active until the 1960s and is today the site of residential developments near canary wharf. This was the book that gave mainstream literary culture a word it hadnt heard before psychogeography. Typical england 1910 london dockers children, living in rat infested slums. The docks of london are entirely the growth of the present century, and the result of. Shocking though it might be to us in the 21st century, in victorian times it was possible to walk into a chemist and buy, without prescription, laudanum, cocaine and even arsenic. These books featured the evil arch villain dr fu manchu, an oriental. The building of large steamships meant that the port had to adapt to the changing technologies of the victorian age. The building of londons royal docks introduced a new world of commerce to the capital.
Opium preparations were sold freely in towns and country markets, indeed the consumption of. This book will appeal to those interested in londons history, maritime and industrial. This book will appeal to those interested in londons history, maritime and industrial heritage. By 1886 there were seven enclosed dock systems within the port of london. The origins of london slums date back to the mid eighteenth century, when the population of london, or the great wen, as william cobbett called it, began to grow at an unprecedented rate. The riverside communities of east london also saw new factories, power stations and shipyards spread along the banks of the thames. Many notable works of fiction are set in london, the capital city of england, and the united. Sarah waterss top 10 victorian novels books the guardian. The 10 best nonfiction books about london history books the. Opium and other narcotic drugs played an important part in victorian life. The docks of london are entirely the growth of the present century, and the result of the. The expanding british empire and improving manufacturing techniques created an immense amount of commerce during the 17 th and 18 th centuries compared with previous times. He argued that it was high time for the citys authorities to construct uptodate docks because london.456 1298 704 6 703 1612 1512 427 418 211 765 92 1574 236 248 367 1499 665 1358 1539 1015 1293 922 116 1144 1305 1488 1121 931 1200 1486 7 601 1496 1220 898 317 938