About Jerry White

Jerry White portraitJerry White is an award-winning historian of London. His latest book, London in the Eighteenth Century, was published by Random House (the Bodley Head) in March 2012.

Jerry worked in local government, mainly in London, from 1967 to 2009. During that time he was Chief Executive of the London Borough of Hackney (1989-1995) and was one of the three Local Government Ombudsmen for England (1995-2009), with responsibility for South London among other areas.

In 1997 Jerry began writing a trilogy on the history of modern London from 1700 to 2000. By the time London in the Eighteenth Century was published on 1st March 2012, Jerry will have spent fifteen years on the project.

Instead of going even further back in time, Jerry’s next work will focus on London in the First World War. This book is due to be published on 1 May 2014.

London in the Eighteenth Century


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Jerry White's Books

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