Cart
  • Free Shipping on all orders in Australia
  • Over 7 million books in stock
  • Proud to be B-Corp
  • We aim to be carbon neutral by 2022
  • Over 120,000 Trustpilot reviews
Item 1 of 0
England's Forgotten Past By Richard Tames

England's Forgotten Past by Richard Tames

Condition - Very Good
$17,19
5 in stock

Summary

Presents various colourful characters who have sunk into obscurity, from St Cuthbert and Nicholas Breakspear (the only English pope) to Octavia Hill and the Marquis of Granby. This title also covers such diverse areas as sports, lost villages, forgotten war heroes and inventors.

England's Forgotten Past Summary

England's Forgotten Past: The Unsung Heroes and Heroines, Valiant Kings, Great Battles and Other Generally Overlooked Episodes in Our Nation's Glorious History by Richard Tames

New from Richard Tames, the well-known popularizer of English history, comes this entertaining exploration of the bits of English history that have been sidelined, lost or somehow overlooked.Written in an engaging, easy-toread and often humorous style, he brings to life the various colourful characters, famous in their day, who have now sunk into obscurity, from St Cuthbert and Nicholas Breakspear (the only English pope) to Octavia Hill and the Marquis of Granby. Tames also covers such diverse areas as sports, lost villages, forgotten war heroes and inventors. Did you know, for example, that Barking was once home to the largest fishing fleet in the world? Or that coffee houses were once known as `penny universities'? Peppered with quotes and anecdotes, and arranged into concise sections, this book is ideal for dipping into or reading from cover to cover.

England's Forgotten Past Reviews

'[An] entertaining miscellany ... all vital stuff to know' - Country Life
'Witty and engaging' - Yorkshire Post

About Richard Tames

Richard Tames is Lecturer on London's history for the Institute of Tourist Guiding. He has written over 20 books on different aspects of English history, including Shakespeare's London on Five Groats a Day, also published by Thames & Hudson.

Table of Contents

1. Making England English * 2. Lost Landscapes * 3. Royalty Remembered * 4. The Blast of War * 5. Fading Fame * 6. Inner Man and Woman * 7. Believe It or Not * 8. England Abroad

Additional information

GOR002443622
9780500515228
0500515220
England's Forgotten Past: The Unsung Heroes and Heroines, Valiant Kings, Great Battles and Other Generally Overlooked Episodes in Our Nation's Glorious History by Richard Tames
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2010-05-17
192
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - England's Forgotten Past