Stunning history book by Adrian Gilbert, available cheaply on amzon in the second hardback edition. HERE.
What’s it about?
The rebuilding of London after the fire of London in 1666 and an awful lot of history your probably never got taught at school.
Brief summary for me
British involvement in the 30 year war. John Wycliffe influenced Jan Huss. The Wikipedia author also states – “He initiated a religious movement based on the ideas of John Wycliffe”.
All the European intellectuals buggered off to Britain where the “flat earth” debate – was actually up for discussion.
Thus this may have precipitated the birth of the industrial revolution for 200 years.