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Over the past 2,000 years, London has survived invasions, plagues, fires and air raids, witnessed the wealth and power of monarchs such as Henry VIII and Queen Victoria, and the building of palaces, parks and railways. Produced in association with The Museum of London, this is London’s incredible story, as it grew from a small Roman town to one of the greatest cities in the world.

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Book information

Age
7+
Key Stage
KS2 H, E
Lexile Measure
1000L
Book Band
Lime
BIC CBMC
C5N79
CEFR Level
C1
Accelerated Reader level
6.2 MY
Hardback
ISBN: 9781409564003
Extent: 64 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Author/Editor
Rob Lloyd Jones

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“If you can’t visit the Museum of London, you can dip into its history and drama with this little hardback... There’s just enough text to make you want to know more. Perfect for inquisitive minds.”
“Follow the capital's most fascinating moments, and observe London evolving from the Roman town Londinium into one of the richest cities in the world.”

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