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This programme looks at the wide variety of historical sources available to the historian. It opens with a comparison of three different inscriptions from Roman London - a tombstone, a building til...e, complete with graffiti and a fragment of an official inscription. This leads into a discussion of the King John Charter to the City of London. An inn sign reveals some living patterns in Georgian London, and fashion is shown to be an unwitting testimony to the Victorian way of life. Other Victorian items are also discussed - several personal documents, a published work, a presentation fire-engine, a toy theatre and music hall photo - in order to provide a fuller picture of Victorian London.
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Module code and title: A102, An arts foundation course
Item code: A102; 02
First transmission date: 15-01-1987
Published: 1987
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Duration: 00:24:32
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Producer: Tony Coe
Contributors: Caroline Goldthorpe; Arthur Marwick
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): History; Museum of London; Primary sources
Subject terms: History--Research--Great Britain; History--Sources
Master spool number: HOU5565
Production number: FOUA236Y
Videofinder number: 1538
Available to public: no