The recently published The City and the King: Architecture and Politics in Restoration London by Dr Christine Stevenson, Senior Lecturer at The Courtauld Institute of Art, has been shortlisted for the 2014 Longman-History Today Book of the Year Award.

The award, hosted by History Today and the publisher Longman, is given for an author’s first or second work of history published between October 2012 and September 2013.  The winning book will have contributed significantly to making its subject accessible and rewarding to the general reader of history.  After much debate, the judges – Professor Jeremy Black, filmmaker Taylor Downing, Professor Miri Rubin and History Today editor Paul Lay – whittled down more than 80 entries to a shortlist of just six, which includes The City and the King: Architecture and Politics in Restoration London by Dr Stevenson, published by Yale University Press in September 2013.

 

Christine Stevenson began teaching at the Institute in 2002, after ten years as a lecturer at the University of Reading, and she previously worked as an academic editor at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, and the Grove Dictionary of Art.  She is the author of the standard work on British hospitals and asylums in the Early Modern period, and has published numerous articles and review essays about this and other subjects, including Danish architecture and industrial design.  She sits on the Advisory Council for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, and has recently appeared in the TV drama-documentary Bedlam: The History of Bethlem.

 


The City and the King: Architecture and Politics in Restoration London

Hardback, 399 pages

ISBN: 9780300190229

Yale University Press

Price £45.00