The garden created by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, at Kenilworth Castle in the early 1570s was one of the wonders of Elizabethan England. This beautifully illustrated book presents the extensive research that went into English Heritage’s ambitious re-creation of the garden in 2009 and describes the process by which the new garden was designed.
Bedford Lemere & Co was the pre-eminent English firm of architectural photographers from 1890-1930, a time of extraordinary change and unparalleled optimism. Complemented with an informative introduction and captions by the author, this book will appeal to anyone with an interest in photography, architecture and social history.
The Aerofilms company recorded one of the most tumultuous periods of British history. This gloriously illustrated book draws on thousands of aerial photographs to present a vivid picture of a nation in the first half of the twentieth century.
From its first century Roman amphitheatre to the 21st century Olympic Stadium at Stratford, London has always been a city of spectacles and sporting fever. Profusely illustrated with detailed maps and in-depth research, Played in London is the most ambitious offering yet from the acclaimed Played in Britain series. Capital sport guaranteed.
Presents an illustrated history of the development of military defences on the Suffolk coast using data collected as part of the English Heritage national survey. This survey included examination of modern and historic aerial photographs.
This comprehensive gazetteer and guide to historic synagogues and Jewish heritage sites in Britain and Ireland has been fully revised and updated in this second edition, and celebrates in full colour the undiscovered heritage of Anglo-Jewry.
Tells the story of Catholic church architecture in England and Wales. This book demonstrates that many Victorian Catholic churches were masterpieces, that Catholic built churches and chapels of astonishing confidence even in the 18th century, and that in the 20th century Catholic church-builders grasped the architectural opportunities.
Traces the development of indoor public baths and pools, from the earliest subscription baths of the Georgian period and the first municipal baths in Liverpool in 1829, to the current generation of leisure pools with their flumes and potted palm trees.
For too long the English seaside has suffered from bad press, accused of being tatty, cold grey and windswept. Peter Williams’ evocative photographs in this fully revised edition of his acclaimed book will make you want to rediscover what a fantastic place the seaside is – full of character, charm and ‘Englishness’.
Guides the reader on an intimate tour of Liverpool’s sporting treasures; from the site of the 19th century Liverpool Olympics and the dockside location of Britain’s first municipal swimming baths, to the football giants of Liverpool and Everton.
It used to be said that whenever a football manager needed a goal scorer all he had to do was travel to the North East, call down a mineshaft and up would pop a centre forward. This book guides the reader on a tour of the area's sporting treasures; from the site of the celebrated Blaydon Races in Newcastle to a cockfighting pit in Tynemouth.
Lavishly illustrated and adopting a new approach to the study of sporting and urban history, this book leads readers along a trail of fascinating locations and buildings, landscapes and waterscapes, in all corners of the city and its surrounds.
Definitive examination of the games played in Britain’s pubs, both historic and contemporary, popular and obscure. Beautifully illustrated and overflowing with great stories, it also acts as a guide to finding the best pubs to play traditional pub games.
Contains photographs that show our forebears at their leisure. This work shows how the technology of cinema was quickly embraced by the masses. It also shows the immense crowds that football was already attracting - encapsulated by a sea of flat capped men sardined together on the terraces of a football ground.
Includes images of men breaking stones by hand; women working in cotton mills; and children packing tea. This book depicts industries which have all but disappeared from these shores - mining, shipbuilding and fishing. It shows rural life before the impact of mechanisation, when ploughs were pulled by horses and the harvest was gathered by hand.
Looks at the art of cookery in Britain during and immediately after the Second World War. Includes recipes which have been adapted for the modern kitchen, information on food, cooking equipment, kitchen designs and the serving of meals.