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This course explores the transformation of the elegant city of Christopher Wren into the imperial metropolis of the Great Exhibition, a vast emporia of the world’s riches and the most populous city in human history.
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Mike Berlin is a Lecturer at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is a specialist in the social history of early modern London and has published extensively on the history of London’s guilds. Before joining Birkbeck, he was a research officer at the Centre for Metropolitan History, Institute of Historical Research.
I enjoyed the course and it was really helpful to watch the recordings because I can't attend live. Online course student, Spring 2021
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12 January 2022 - 30 March 2022
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