Hull

    SubTitle

    Yorkshire's Maritime City
    Hull large image 1
        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        15 Mar 2017
        10443912
        10443912

        Main Summary

          This book is a celebration of Hull’s history to mark its year as UK City of Culture 2017.  The city has proud stories to tell about its role in the Civil War and the succession of trades through the dock from wool and wine to whaling.  It has been home to influential people from William Wilberforce, leader in the abolition of the slave trade, to the renowned poet Philip Larkin.

          Hull’s history as a royal planned town can still be seen in the streets of the Old Town and its medieval wealth can still be felt in the grandeur of its parish churches.  Historic England has produced this book with Hull City Council to help visitors and residents alike to appreciate the stories hidden in the fabric of their surroundings as the cultural events of 2017 unfold.  Packed with high quality illustrations, current and archive photography and maps, this introduction to Hull describes key buildings, events and influential local people who shaped not just Hull but the world.

          Additional Information

          Author

          Susan Neave
          David Neave

          Author Information

          Susan Neave is an architectural historian.
          David Neave is an architectural historian.

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          210mm

          Number of Illustrations

          94

          Number of Pages

          48

          ISBN

          9781848023864

          Contents

            1 Introduction
            2 Medieval Hull
            3 16th and 17th Centuries
            4 Georgian Hull
            5 Victorian Hull
            6 Edwardian Hull
            7 Early 20th Century
            8 Second World War
            9 Regeneration

            Reviews