London's metropolitan Essex : events and personalities, from Essex in London, which shaped the nation's history
Part of the The Essex Hundred series
Essex is constantly in the news. Yet the county is more than 1000 years old. Its borders remained more or less unchanged until 1965 when the western part of Essex was snatched away and taken into London.
Despite this change, much of the media and two generations of residents have grown up believing they are still in Essex all be it in London.