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London at the Outbreak of the Civil War

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Abstract

By the outbreak of the Civil War in 1642, London stretched for over five miles from Stepney to Westminster along the north bank of the Thames and, south of the river, through Lambeth and Southwark to Rotherhithe. During the period 1600 to 1650, the population of the built-up area grew from some 200 000 to 375 000, an estimated 7 per cent of the national total. In fact, because some migrants to London later returned to the provinces, this under-represents the proportion who came to the capital, and it is possible that as many as one out of every six English people now spent part of their lives in London.1

Keywords

Seventeenth Century City Wall East India Company Royal Court Bubonic Plague 
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