History of the Thames

This part of the website provides resources relating to the history of the river Thames with a particular focus on the nineteenth century onwards. Although there is not a huge amount of academic work on this topic, the waterway – once memorably described as ‘liquid history’ – attracts a huge amount of interest at the popular level. This site seeks to draw together the best of both of those worlds, for those wanting to know more about the recent development of the river.