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by Clive Bloom

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ISBN:
0330483080
Author:
Clive Bloom
Category:
Europe
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pan Books (April 16, 2004)
Pages:
624 pages
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1111 kb
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1801 kb
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1549 kb
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Rating:
4.2
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679


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Violent London: 2000 Year. This isn't just a history of riots and revolts: because each disturbance has to be placed in context, this is a political history which is made all the more interesting because it concentrates on the flashpoints, and the events which caused them. Clive Bloom's rigorous examination and analysis of radical protest in the UK throughout the ages stretches across 600-odd pages, and justifies every word.

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Covering nearly 2,000 years of political protest, this is a riveting alternative history of past and present conflict. Violent London: 2000 Years of Riots, Rebels and Revolts Palgrave Connect eBook Collection.

Which brings us neatly on to the fact that bigotry has over the centuries played a significant part when it comes to.

Which brings us neatly on to the fact that bigotry has over the centuries played a significant part when it comes to mass agitation. You could argue that racial intolerance has been a factor in London violence for two millennia: Clive Bloom's book begins with an enjoyably grisly description of the scene as it would have been after Boadicea and her army had massacred the town's largely Roman inhabitants. As he remarks of the statue of her on the approach to Westminster bridge, "Boadicea and her chariot would for ever come to defend the very heart of a city she despised.

This isn't just a history of riots and revolts: because each disturbance has to be placed in context, this is a political history which is made all the more interesting because it concentrates on the flashpoints, and the events which caused them. ambitious and erudite chronicle.

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Bloom's story is told with brio, but he tends to elide London's and .

Bloom's story is told with brio, but he tends to elide London's and England's histories. So many major events took place in the centre of government that sometimes this history reads like a rather bloody version of a national history, which would inevitably include much of the same material. His expertise on political protest sees Bloom get into his stride with more recent events.

Violent London is a story of political activism expressed in street fighting and slum warfare, in assassination and bombing, peopled by a fascinating array of demagogues and democrats, lunatics and libertarians, bigots and social revolutionaries.

The complex and fascinating nature of London has provided fertile ground for bestselling social histories by writers such as Roy Porter and Peter Ackroyd. Yet this is the first time that the capital's 'secret' history has been fully explored - the underground world of radicals and subversives from Boudicca and Wat Tyler to the Anti-Globalisation riots via the Chartists, Suffragettes, Mosleyites and IRA. Violent London is a story of political activism expressed in street fighting and slum warfare, in assassination and bombing, peopled by a fascinating array of demagogues and democrats, lunatics and libertarians, bigots and social revolutionaries. It is also the story of the growth of London as a capital and as a major city, and of the people who live, work, sometimes demonstrate, fight and die in its violent byways. With its strong characters and dynamic narrative, Violent London is a riveting account of past and present conflict, revealing a hidden thread in our living history. 'As I read this superb history, I looked out at my quiet suburban garden, disappointed not to hear the sound of trumpets' J. G. Ballard, Daily Telegraph