London and its Hinterlands

Life in London, 1674-1913

London's cultural and social makeup, its physical layout and economic fabric were transformed between 1674 and 1913. The articles below provide basic background information on these developments, and guides for searching the Proceedings for relevant cases.

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The Strand, with the church of St Mary le Strand in the background.

London, 1674-1715
Population, Built Environment, Social Structure, Occupations, Culture and Politics.

London, 1715-1760
Population, Built Environment, Social and Occupational Structure, Culture and Politics.

London, 1760-1815
Population, The Built Environment, Social and Occupational Structure, Culture and Politics.

London, 1800-1913
Population, The Built Environment, Social and Occupational Structure, Culture and Politics.

A Population History
Population Change, The Demography of Crime.

Material London
Settlement Patterns, Housing, Public Spaces, The Goods of Life, What People Stole.

London's Rural Hinterlands
Economies, Two-Way Traffic, the Institutionalised Countryside, Rural Crime.

Currency, Coinage and the Cost of Living
Currency and Coinage, Monetary Crime, Wages, the Cost of Living.

Transport
Horse-Drawn Coaches and Omnibuses, Water Transport, Railways and Trams, Motorised Transport.

Glossary
Guide to unfamiliar terms.

OBPO Bibliography
A comprehensive bibliography of publications related to the Proceedings.