Friday, 25 October 2013

London from 400 years ago - brought to life

This is an amazing effort: a virtual reconstruction of the city of London from 400 years ago, before the Great Fire. It's the work of second year students at De Montfort University's Pudding Lane Productions. The video starts with a few pre-visualisation paintings - then gets interesting!

(YouTube link is at

The full story is at

(With thanks to Melanie Backe-Hansen via Facebook)


My latest book, Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, is now available from (print) and (ebook), whilst Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet is available at My next Pharos Scottish course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the OPRs, starts Nov 13th - see

1 comment:

  1. My gamer daughter is most impressed. She came downstairs when she heard the music to see what I was watching.
    She says well done guys which is praise indeed.

    Is this how we get kids interested in history?