Thames-Side in the Past: Sketches of its Literature & Society

by F. C. Hodgson

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thamesDescribed as liquid history, the River Thames flows through southern England, salient to such wonderful urban scapes as London, Oxford and Windsor. F.C. Hodgson wrote a great deal about the history of Thames, frequently using it as a lens to discuss various aspects of British history and the river’s impact on the development of England. He has examined the royal connection to the river’s administration, its usage by shipping, the influence it has had on of architectures, and, particularly in this book, on literary and artistic pursuits in relation to the river, along with a look at English society on its banks.

This edition is dedicated to Caroline McCarley, recalling a jolly evening at Oxford.