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Clive Aslet - Landmarks of Britain (500 Places that Made Our History) (2nd Hand Hardback)

£4.45
SKU B000534
Synopsis

Landmarks of Britain is the history of the nation, told through the places where it actually happened.

Each of the landmarks that Clive Aslet describes tells the story of a great event or figure, and the effect is a sweeping panorama of history, encompassing battlefields, cathedrals, palaces, and places linked with great events in the worlds of science, literature, architecture, religion, espionage, sport, agriculture, and industry.

Sites include those associated with the discovery of vaccination and penicillin, the splitting of the atom, the writing of the Messiah, Paradise Lost, and On the Origin of Species, the coinage of the phrase "Anno Domini" and of the equals sign, the smashing of the four-minute mile, and the landing places of the rats that brought the Black Death.

Details
  • Format : Very Thick 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Britain
  • Published : 2005
  • ISBN : 9780340735107
  • SKU : B000534
  • PPC : SP1050gm
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"It really goes to show what a wealth of history we have within our shores . . . it is a book with more than you could hope for and a book that leaves you wanting to find out even more about many of the histories." - Goodreads Review.

The Author

Clive Aslet is a writer on British architecture and life, and a campaigner on countryside and other issues. He was for many years editor of Country Life magazine.

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