Paternoster Row Resources
Old and New London: Volume 1. Originally published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin, London, 1878.
Wencelaus Hollar's Illustrative panoramas of the great fire of London
His panorama of London and Westminster (created early 1640s) with a similar view after the fire
Hollar's 17th century map before the fire of London
A stunning record of the streets of the City of London in the seventeenth century
London Street Views - Paternoster Row
Street life in Paternoster Row and close by, early to mid nineteenth century
Paternoster Row in Pepys’s Diaries
Samuel Pepys Diary website
Daniel Defoe in the Pillory at Temple Bar Gate
Following the publication of The Shortest Way with the Dissenters, Defoe was accused of seditious libel and put in the pillory on the last three days of July 1703.
Letter from the 2nd Great Fire of London (the Blitz)
New Year's Eve 1940, a London fireman sat down to write a letter to his wife
Peter Ackroyd's London: the great fire and bombing (part 1).
Through eyewitness accounts from the likes of Samuel Pepys and Virginia Woolf, the events of 1666 and 1940 are vividly revealed...
Mrs Gaskill gives an account of the Chapter coffee house
1848 - the time of the Brontë visit, and we have a clear description of the place (from Club Life of London, Vol. 1 (of 2) by John Timbs)