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This review is from: Restoration London: Everyday Life in the 1660s (Paperback)
As a bit of a fan of London and its history, I was looking forward to something enjoyable from this book, but whilst it initially appears interesting, you quickly realise that it simply consists of an endless stream of trivia, and precious little insight. It's also not especially well written, and is occasionally unintentionally hilarious, for instance when we are told with po-faced seriousness that the medical practices in use at the Oxbridge universities in the 1660s "would not pass muster today". Really? What, the medical profession has actually progressed over the last 350 years? Well I never.