July 2018 archive

The History of London: Walter Besant

1. THE FOUNDATION OF LONDON. PART I. ‘In the year 1108 B.C., Brutus, a descendant of ├ćneas, who was the son of Venus, came to England with his companions, after the taking of Troy, and founded the City of Troynovant, which is now called London. After a thousand years, during which the City grew and …

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Hammersmith and Fulham

Street histories in this section are largely taken from the Conservation Area guides of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. BARCLAY ROAD The majority of the properties in Barclay Road are built in the Victorian Domestic style, dating from the 1860s. The history of Barclay Road is inextricably linked with that of Fulham, and …

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