A History of the Tower Hamlets
History Press 2013
Hardback 416pp Illustrated
9780750952910   Product Code: 23432
The area covered by the modern borough of Tower Hamlets is London's oldest suburb. Once a scattering of cottages amid market gardens and windmills, it had expanded by Victorian times into a sprawling, largely impoverished district as populous as Berlin. Drawing on the latest archaeological and documentary research, and enlivened by many previously unpublished illustrations, this authoritative yet entertaining book charts its development from Roman times to the present, illuminating its little-told medieval and early modern history.