Amazing People of London

Biography Books and Audios

Description

By Dr Charles Margerison

As you walk around historic London, you are traveling in the footsteps of inspiring people including Charles Dickens, Florence Nightingale, Charlie Chaplin, Emmeline Pankhurst and Winston Churchill. In their different ways, they made major contributions to London, which in turn helped make the city what it is today.

A city tour unlike any other, Amazing People of London takes you on a fascinating journey through the history of one of the world's most celebrated cities. Through BioViews, you can meet those who contributed to the music, the business, the politics and other vital and fascinating aspects of London. A BioView is a short biographical story, similar to an interview. These unique stories provide an easy way of learning about amazing people who made major contributions and changed our world.

Featured BioViews®

Lee Fisher – Farmer – 43 AD
Queen Boudicca - Queen of Iceni tribe – 60 AD
Caius – Roman architect – 265 AD
Ash Beavis – Carpenter – 410 AD
Melitus – Roman Catholic priest – 608 AD
King Alfred the Great – Anglo-Saxon King of England – 880 AD
King Canute – King of England, Norway and Denmark - 1015
William the Conqueror – King of England - 1087
Lord Robert Fitzwalter – Leader of Magna Carta Barons - 1220
Simon de Montfort – French-English Nobleman - 1265
Ann Hallows – London Mother - 1350
Wat Tyler – Leader of the Peasant’s Revolt - 1381
Geoffrey Chaucer - English author - 1400
Sir Richard Whittington – Mayor of London - 1422
Henry VIII – King of England - 1546
William Shakespeare –Playwright- 1610
Francis Bacon – Philosopher - 1625
Inigo Jones – Architect - 1651
Oliver Cromwell – Military and political leader - 1658
Wenceslaus Hollar - Czech born artist and engraver - 1668
Christopher Wren – Architect - 1700
Queen Anne - Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland - 1710
Edward Lloyd - Coffee shop owner - 1728
William Hogarth – Painter and Engraver - 1760
James Cook – Explorer and Ship’s Captain - 1780
George III – King of Great Britain and Ireland - 1810
Joseph Banks – Botanist - 1826
John Nash – Architect - 1834
Robert Peel – Prime Minister and Founder of Police Force - 1842
Marc Brunel – Engineer - 1845
Charles Dickens – Novelist - 1848
Karl Marx – German born Political Author - 1850
Prince Albert – Husband of Queen Victoria - 1855
John Snow – Physician - 1858
Charles Barry – Architect - 1860
William Cubitt – Civil Engineer - 1861
Joseph Bazalgette – Structural Engineer - 1875
Florence Nightingale – Nurse – 1890
Queen Victoria – British Monarch - 1900
Thomas Barnardo – Irish Doctor and Humanitarian - 1905
Emmeline Pankhurst – Political Suffragist - 1920
Pearly Queen –East Ender - 1932
Montagu Norman – Governor of Bank of England - 1949
Winston Churchill – Prime Minister - 1955
Charlie Chaplin – Actor - 1970
Mary Donaldson – Lord Mayor of London - 1980
Susan Hope – Business Woman - 2008