Ever since the Romans founded Londinium almost two millennia ago, the river has played a key cultural, economic, political, and social role in the history of England. This exploration reveals the bizarre, funny, and surreal events and episodes over the centuries that have occurred on, beneath, and along the banks of the famous waterway.
A collection of humorous historical tales of London's main waterway, 'liquid history' the 19th-century MP JOhn Burns described the thames as 'liquid history' and ever since the Romans founded Loninium in 43 AD, the river hads played a key cultural and economic, political and social role in the history of England. London's Strangest: the thames reveals the bizarre, funny and surreal events and episodes over the centuries that have occurred on, beneath and along the banks of the famous waterway. From appearances of the world's first submarine to the raid on the Sex Pistols river concert, Lord Nelson's final journey to John Prescott's watery protest, the River thames really has witnessed it all.