This book tells the story of shipwrecks around the coast of England, from the Anglo-Saxons to 1945, and demonstrates how these wrecks can be placed in their wider archaeological, social, economic and naval context, in particular their relationship to England's broader historical landscape.
Silbury Hill is an enormous earthen mound that is situated in the heart of the Marlborough Downs, and set today within the Avebury World Heritage Site. This academic monograph will provide a full account of the recent archaeological investigations.
Sharpe, Paley and Austin was one of England’s greatest Victorian architectural practices. The book is richly illustrated and explores not only the firm’s buildings but also a fascinating web of family and professional interconnections. This will appeal to architectural historians, students of the architecture and social historians.
Written by the leading authority in the field, this book tells the story of a major development in England's urban and planning history and provides a timely popular survey of the achievements of the Garden City Movement and the challenge of change.
First published in 1977, this classic excavation report set new standards in reporting archaeological finds. It describes the excavation of an early medieval site near Wooler in Northumberland, identified as Ad Gefrin by the Venerable Bede.
An examination of the urban development of Bristol - a town which for much of its history was second only to London in size and importance. This study uses documentary and physical evidence to reconstruct the fabric of a city and the social character of its different parts.
This major new book traces the architectural and engineering works in the Royal Navy’s shore bases at home and overseas and the politics and technologies that shaped them. Copiously illustrated with maps, plans and photographs, this important and lively work will appeal to naval historians, industrial archaeologists and students of British history.
This is the first ever comprehensive account of the archaeology and history of the cathedral and its churchyard from Roman times up to the construction of the Wren building. The cathedrals which preceded that of Wren come to the surface again, and we can appreciate the cultural and religious importance of St Paul’s over more than 1000 years.
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.
Britain’s fascination with all things Olympian has played a pivotal role in shaping the Games as we know them today. The British Olympics is a vital and entertaining source for anyone with an interest in the Games, in sport, and in Britain’s social and cultural heritage.
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.