Saturday, 27 February 2010

Dictionary of Victorian London

Issue 92 of the National Archives Ancestors magazine is a special London themed issue. I've enjoyed many of the articles on the social history of the metropolis and have a few more to read.

The most intriguingly titled "Rollerskating through Victorian London" is a short interview with Lee Jackson, author of historical novels that focus on Victorian London.

The article gives a taste of Jackson's encyclopedic knowledge. You can see more of it in his Dictionary of Victorian London at www.victorianlondon.org, and even more so on his intriguingly titled blog, which he calls an appendix to the dictionary, at http://catsmeatshop.blogspot.com.

Together they open a cornucopia of other resources ... be careful following the links or before you know it hours will have slipped away.

The photo is © Andrew Dunn, 19 September 2004. Website: http://www.andrewdunnphoto.com/

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