Mudlark : in search of London's past along the River Thames / Lara Maiklem.
Long heralded as a city treasure herself, expert "mudlarker" Lara Maiklem is uniquely trained in the art of seeking. Tirelessly trekking across miles of the Thames' muddy shores, where others only see the detritus of city life, Maiklem unearths evidence of England's captivating, if sometimes murky, history--with some objects dating back to 43 AD, when London was but an outpost of the Roman Empire. From medieval mail worn by warriors on English battlefields to nineteenth-century glass marbles mass-produced for the nation's first soda bottles, Maiklem deduces the historical significance of these artifacts with the quirky enthusiasm and sharp-sightedness of a twenty-first century Sherlock Holmes.
- ISBN: 9781631494963
- ISBN: 1631494961
- Physical Description: 314 pages : maps ; 25 cm
- Edition: First American edition.
- Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2019.
- Copyright: ©2019
"First published in Great Britain in 2019 under the title Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the Thames River"--Title page verso.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-305) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Mudlark -- Tidal head -- Hammersmith -- Vauxhall -- Trig Lane -- Bankside -- Queenhithe -- London Bridge -- Tower Beach -- Rotherhithe -- Wapping -- Greenwich -- Tilbury -- Estuary.
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