1776: A London Chronicle

or How to

Divert Oneself

while Losing an Empire


Hardback. 768pp + 16pp colour plates. Published 8 March 2019.

ISBN: 978-0-9562046-1-5.

Price: £25


• A revealing portrait of London life during the year of American independence, in the form of a day by day chronicle of events

• Based closely on diaries, letters and newspaper reports

• With over 370 contemporary illustrations

Selected as an Editor’s Choice title by the Bookseller :

‘What was it like living in London and going about one’s business as the American War of Independence raged across the Atlantic? This diverting and exquisitely produced chronicle shows us exactly how it was … Among the events it describes are riots at Drury Lane Theatre, the fashion for elaborate head-dresses as it reached new heights, and cricket played on skates on the frozen Thames. Boutique publishing at its finest, it’s also a salutary reminder of how daily life continues in the face of most turbulences.’

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