Portsmouth to London road

The Portsmouth/London road linked the capital to the nation’s greatest fortress, as a result many of the great events of our history were connected with this important route.  The road’s history, the practicalities of early travel and dangers encountered by travellers are considered as British history unfolds along what we now regard as just a busy but familiar road.

Jennifer Goldsmith is a local historian with a particular interest in the history of West Sussex and Hampshire.  She has a Masters from Cambridge and has lectured widely in the UK and overseas.

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