London: A Tale of Two Cities with Dan Cruickshank is a History Documentary programme.

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London: A Tale of Two Cities with Dan Cruickshank

Dan Cruickshank follows in the footsteps of John Stow and John Strype, two of London's greatest chroniclers, to explore one of the most dramatic centuries in the history of London. The 17th century saw London plunged into a series of devastating disasters. The Civil War, a murderous plague and the destruction that was the great fire should have seen the small medieval city all but destroyed. Yet somehow, London not only survived but emerged as one of the wealthiest and most influential cities in Europe. Using two remarkable surveys written at either end of this momentous century, Cruickshank discovers how a unique combination of innovation, ambition and sheer spirit of enterprise saw Londoners thrive. His journey reveals the twists and turns of a century that laid the foundations of one of the most important cities on the planet.

Genre: History Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is London: A Tale of Two Cities with Dan Cruickshank next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 March 29th, 9:00pm. See more...