About the Author
Professor Jerry White teaches London history at Birkbeck, University of London, and has been writing about the city for over thirty years. His London in the Twentieth Century won the Wolfson Prize in 2001 and his London in the Eighteenth Century completed the acclaimed trilogy in 2012. His more recent books include Zeppelin Nights, a social history of London during the First World War, and Mansions of Misery: A Biography of the Marshalsea Debtors’ Prison. He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Literatureby the University of London in 2005 and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.