Tuesday, October 28, 2008

London, 1605

It's dirty and lawless. The food's terrible - London circa 1605 - Times Online: "They are the kind of observations that have occurred to thousands of visitors to London as they dash off a few words to the folks back home: London is a city of soaring costs, endless rain, poor food and weekend rowdiness.

Yet Luisa de Carvajal's description of life in the capital has come to light more than 400 years after she jotted down her thoughts for friends and relatives in Spain and Flanders."

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