What comes to mind when you think of London? Buildings, such as the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, or St. Paul’s Cathedral? People, like Chaucer, Queen Elizabeth I, or Milton? The River Thames, flanked by the Globe Theatre, the London Docks, and the Houses of Parliament? This great city has also seen many events that shaped the course of history. In part 1 of this course, we’ll explore the history of the buildings, people, and culture of London from the Romans to the Restoration (43-1714 CE) and discover how London grew from a tiny settlement to become one of the world’s great cities. Part 2, planned for the winter term, will cover Georgian London to the Swinging Sixties. As Samuel Johnson said, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” | Lecture + Q&A.