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City rivalries and the modernisation of Eighteenth-Century London, 1720-1770

White, Jerry (2010) City rivalries and the modernisation of Eighteenth-Century London, 1720-1770. Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht 43 (2/3), pp. 83-102. ISSN 0024-4643.

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Abstract

Longstanding rivalries between the cities of London and Westminster came to a head in the 1730s with the decision by Parliament to build a new bridge at Westminster. Opened in 1750 the bridge seemed to threaten the commercial existence of the City. A competitive urge to modernise London's streets, which revolutionised the ease with which Londoners got around the metropolis, had these city rivalries as its main driving force.

Item Type: Article
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
Depositing User: Prof Jerry White
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2011 07:47
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2013 09:47
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/4178

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