Liza Picard





Liza Picard


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in The United Kingdom
January 01, 1927

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Liza Picard was born in 1927. She read law at the London School of Economics and qualified as a barrister, but did not practise. She spent many years working in the office of the Solicitor of the Inland Revenue and lived in Gray’s Inn and Hackney, before retiring to live in Oxford.

Her legal training encouraged her to seek original evidence, rather than rely on other peoples' research. This she says ‘is always to be recommended. It’s hard work but can be fascinating.’ Restoration London, the result of many years' interest and research into London life, was her first book.

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“I am not a properly trained historian. I am a lawyer by trade, and an inquisitive, practical woman by character.”
Liza Picard

“Some baths were made of zinc, a metal which had made its début at the Great Exhibition in the shape, much admired for her curves, of Amazon by the German sculptor Kiss, and an 18-foot statue of Queen Victoria, admired for the maker’s tact, all in zinc. It”
Liza Picard, Victorian London: The Life of a City 1840-1870

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