LEE JACKSON is an author and historian with an abiding interest in the social history and geography of Victorian London.
He is the creator of the website
The Dictionary of Victorian London,
a massive compilation of primary sources charting the social history of the nineteenth century metropolis.
Dirty Old London
(Yale, 2014) was described by The
Times as 'a tightly argued, meticulously researched history of
sanitation that reads like a novel'; and by the New York Times as
'utterly engrossing'. His recent book Palaces of Pleasure (Yale, 2019)
Victorians' invention of mass
entertainment, and was described by The Times as 'a lively and superbly researched history'.
Lee is currently working on a PhD at
Royal Holloway University, in
conjunction with the
Dickens Museum, entitled
This will consider the history and cultural origins of walking tours of 'Dickens's London'.