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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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    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: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Jerry White
    Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2011 07:47
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 16:56


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