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Why Was England Desperate To Settle In The New World In The 16th Century? In Simon Targett’s Latest Book ‘New World Inc’ He Unravels The Truth & Finds Themes That Are As True Today As 400 Years Ago.

Simon Targett On Your London Legacy

Simon Targett’s latest book , New World Inc, which he co – authored with John Butman is a masterful examination of how 16th Century England found itself in a precarious position, politically, socially and economically—and the desire and need that grew from these problems to expand its influence across the globe. It’s the incredibly crazy story…

Special Season: Mayflower 400 – Rotherhithe Illuminated! A Legacy Lighting Scheme To Commemorate Rotherhithe’s Key Role In The Mayflower Story

Rotherhithe Illuminated

In this fourth and final part of our mini-series designed to be part of the wonderful Mayflower 400 commemorations—we shine a light, literally and metaphorically, on the historic Rotherhithe on the banks of The Thames. This fascinating and sometimes overlooked London gem has a stunning history that dates back many centuries. Christopher Jones—the Master and…

Special Season: Mayflower 400 – City Of London Common Councilman Mark Wheatley On The Historical & Present Day Significance Of The Mayflower’s Journey To The New World & Planned Celebrations

Mark Wheatley Image on Your London Legacy Podcast

In the second part of this special miniseries designed to celebrate 400 years since the Mayflower set sail from our shores for America, I was honoured to have been invited to chat with Mark Wheatley at the stunning Guildhall in The City of London. Since 2013 Mark has represented the Ward of Dowgate within the…

Special Season: Mayflower 400 – Jason Sandy & I Go Back In Time On The Thames To The Very Place The Mayflower Began It’s Historic Journey To The New World

Jason Sandy Search for Mayflower Rotherhithe

When I first met Jason Sandy way back in Jan 2018, he offered one day to take me down to the Thames foreshore to go Mudlarking with him. Having seen Jason’s incredible collection of ancient artifacts he’d collected over the years, I knew this was something I would really love to you. Finally, the opportunity…