A panel discussion on the story of Britain's capital
In the first century the Roman's made London the capital of the province of Britannia. Ever since the city on the Thames has acted as one of the most influential and important places in the world. It was a center of commerce and power during the Anglo-Saxon reign and the seat of Norman rule.
As time wore on and England expanded into Britain and empire, London's importance grew ever greater. The epicenter of trade, finance, and government the city became a beacon to those wishing to make their mark on the world. Fashion, art, and literature all thrived while the wheels of government whirred in the background.
Even when the once great British empire began to tumble and fall London continued to foster culture as well as commerce. New movements found fertile ground in the aging streets; unique musical genres and rebellious art forms were birthed at England's cultural hearth. More than 1900 years old there is still, surely, more history yet to be made on London city's streets.
At the end of an historic week Professor Patrick Geoghegan talks with a panel of experts about the history of London.