In contemporary eyes, writes D.W. Brogan, there was a close parallel between the Restoration of the Bourbons and the Restoration of the Stewarts. The revival of the French monarchy was expected to fail, and for the same reasons. Nor did this prophecy prove incorrect.
Despite its failure, writes D.W. Brogan, many French regimes have gone down with less dignity than that of the restored Bourbons.
D.W. Brogan sketches the history of modern London.
D.W. Brogan pays a historical visit to the city of light in the first half of the twentieth century.