Trafalgar Square: Emblem of Empire
Lawrence And Wishart Ltd | ISBN 1905007116 | 2005-09-28 | PDF | 288 pages | 26.4 MB
This thorough account chronicles the creation and use—from the 1840s to today—of Trafalgar Square, one of London's most famous landmarks. Drawing on detailed archival research, this historical analysis describes how the square was initially designed as a military memorial and details why this proved to be such a controversial plan. The square's use as a setting for public demonstration is examined, from the mid-19th-century Chartists to the Vietnam War protestors of the mid-20th century, as well as its role in both disturbing events such as Bloody Sunday and celebrations that include Queen Victoria's Jubilee. Photographs reveal how the square has changed over the years, and this revised edition includes information on its recent transformation into a thriving cultural center complete with outdoor operas and films.