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The History of the Port of London


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A native of the city in which he lives, Peter Stone has for well over a decade studied London's history and during that time written numerous articles for magazines and websites. His family has a long association with the East End of London and his ancestors worked as watermen on the Thames in the 18th century. Peter is a regular commentator about London on social media and is the creator of the popular website www.thehistoryoflondon.co.uk.


Overall, this is a solid, well-researched history, written in an easily accessible style. The full history of the Port of London is finally, and finely, told.-- "Londonist"

Peter Stone's comprehensive volume helps us all make sense of the changing scene on London's river.-- "Best of British Magazine"

Stone's writing is clear and engaging throughout and the accompanying photographs are well chosen. But perhaps what is more impressive is the wide range of writers the author draws upon to bring the port's story to life.-- "Waterways World"

The Thames rapidly became the most important river in the country following the Roman invasion, and has remained so ever since. Peter's History of the Port of London puts everything into perspective and looks at how it developed and changed through the ages. The section on how it became Hitler's prime target during WW2 is especially interesting, along with its conversion to the capital's financial hub, of course. Pure social history of the highest order.-- "Books Monthly"

This meticulously researched account underlines the importance of the capital's docklands... the overall arc, from Roman landing to modern financial centre, is illuminated by maps, photos and the sheer scale of research.-- "Discover Britain"

A close-in view of the most famous seaport worldwide, the book will appeal to Londoners and also those outside the capital interested in Britain's rich maritime heritage.--Julian Stockwin, author action-adventure historical fiction

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