Period 1: London—Birth of a New Order (1558–1659)

  • Geoffrey G. Hiller
  • Peter L. Groves
  • Alan F. Dilnot


This Introduction looks at the growth of London and Westminster from the accession of Queen Elizabeth I (when it was already a busy port and a diverse and cosmopolitan city) to the Restoration of Charles II. It pays particular attention to the lay-out of Elizabethan London, and follows in detail an imaginary time-traveller on her journey from Bedlam, north of the City, down Bishopsgate, southwards past the Royal Exchange and Lombard St, and over London Bridge to Shakespeare’s Globe, with some consequent consideration of Elizabethan theatre.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Geoffrey G. Hiller
    • 1
  • Peter L. Groves
    • 2
  • Alan F. Dilnot
    • 3
  1. 1.Glen IrisAustralia
  2. 2.Monash UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Monash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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