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The Phoenix: St. Paul's Cathedral And The Men Who Made Modern London

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The Phoenix: St. Paul's Cathedral And The Men Who Made Modern London

By  Leo Hollis
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'A tour de force of biography, history, politics, philosophy and experimental science' ECONOMIST

The remarkable and inspiring story of how London was transformed after the Great Fire of 1666 into the most powerful city in the world, and the men who were responsible for that achievement.

'Wonderfully rich and informative ... a rare achievement' Tom Holland

'Fascinating' Lucy Moore

'An ingenious and fluent overview of extraordinary men at an extraordinary moment, with St Paul's standing as its symbolic heart' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Opening in the 1640s, as the city was gripped in tumult leading up to the English Civil War, THE PHOENIX charts the lives and works of five extraordinary men, who would grow up in the chaos of a world turned upside down: the architect, Sir Christopher Wren; gardener and virtuosi, John Evelyn; the scientist, Robert Hooke; the radical philosopher, John Locke and the builder, Nicholas Barbon.

At the heart of the story is the rebuilding of London's iconic cathedral, St Paul's. Interweaving science, architecture, history and philosophy, THE PHOENIX tells the story of the formation of the first modern city.

Leo Hollis was educated at Stonyhurst College and read history at UEA. He is the author of books on London and Paris, and works in publishing. He lives with his wife and children in London.

ISBN: 9781474622868

ISBN-10: 9781474622868

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Publication Date: 03/01/2022 - 12:00am

On Sale: 03/01/2022 - 12:00am

Pages: 400

Language: English


History / Europe / Great Britain / Stuart Era (1603-1714)

Biography & Autobiography / Artists, Architects, Photographers

Architecture / Buildings / Religious