Chapters 2 and 3 explored the development of London from its Roman origins to its governance today, a period of almost 2,000 years in which the city has been built and rebuilt many times over. If the morphology of London is analysed today, one could certainly recognise Roman traces, medieval and Tudor/Elizabethan patterns, the more dramatic Baroque and Georgian interventions and the great Victorian/Edwardian, inter-war, modernist and postmodern expansions. During this history, much has been lost and much repeatedly built, swept away and then reinvented. Today, much of London is a hotchpotch of patterns and buildings that gives the city a hugely diverse and ever-changing character.