The East End embraces many distinct areas. From the riverside and docks where pirates were hanged and Captain Cook married a barmaid, to Shoreditch where Romeo and Juliet was first performed, this book introduces readers to the "lost villages" of the East End of London, once dotted with windmills and a "transit camp" since the time of Henry VIII. A tapestry of history forms the backdrop to life and tradition here as we discover the "sewer rats" who lived by salvaging coins, the fairs and food, factories and gaols, beggars ...

London's East End 1994, Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated, London

ISBN-13: 9780297832928