By Jonathan Oates
Generations of Londoners from Roman occasions to the current day have faced normal and man-made threats to their urban. failures, rebellions, riots, acts of terror and battle have marked the lengthy background of the capital - and feature formed the nature of its humans. during this evocative account Jonathan Oates recollects in shiny element the perils Londoners have confronted and describes how they coped with them. Jack Cade's uprising and the Gordon Riots, the good Plague and the good fireplace, Zeppelin raids, the Blitz, terrorist bombings - those are only many of the notable risks that experience torn the material of the town and wrecked the lives of such a lot of of its population. This gripping narrative provides a desirable perception into the tragic historical past of town and it unearths a lot in regards to the altering attitudes of Londoners over the centuries.
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Many Londoners almost certainly joined with them in destroying the prisons, such as the Fleet and Marshalsea gaols. Unpopular minorities were also in great danger. Londoners attacked Flemish merchants — granted special trading privileges denied to others — chopping off their heads and displaying them on poles. Lawyers and tax gatherers — also unpopular with most Londoners — were hunted down and slain. The mutineers also tried wringing major concessions out of the young Richard II. Walworth stood with the King when he parleyed with the rebels at Mile End.
Arguably, though, the most important factor in London’s defences was the commonsense of the ordinary citizen. Most people do not want to see violent upheaval and few will participate in it. The number of orderly demonstrations far outweighs those marred by violence, for instance. Panic has usually been shortlived. The Londoner is a resilient creature. London is a city of both opportunity and danger for its inhabitants, old and new. This could be said of any city, but since London is a capital city, the point is particularly valid.
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ATTACK ON LONDON: Disaster, Riot and War by Jonathan Oates