Strangest - London's Strangest: The Thames: Extraordinary but true stories (Strangest)

By Iain Spragg

A quirky collection of true stories from the stranger depths of the Thames’s history, including the world’s first submarine, Lord Nelson’s final journey and an infamous Sex Pistols concert.

The 19th-century MP John Burns described the Thames as ‘liquid history’ and ever since the Romans founded Londinium in 43 AD, the river has 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 that have occurred over the centuries 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, and even the recent escapades during the floods, the River Thames really has witnessed it all.

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 05 Jun 2014
Pages: 176
ISBN: 978-1-909396-48-7
Iain Spragg is a London-based journalist and author with more than 15 years experience. His books include Twickenham: 100 Years Of Rugby’s HQ, The London Underground’s Strangest Tales (9781907554971), The Official Team GB and Paralympics GB Fact File and The Reduced History Of Rugby. His next book is The River Thames’ Strangest Tales and he currently writes for MSN UK, The International Rugby Board and the Football League. Other books in the series include London\'s Strangest (9781861059765).