Victorian Brackley

The History Press Ltd
  • erschienen am 25. Juni 2018
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 192 Seiten
978-0-7509-8758-5 (ISBN)
Victorian Brackley is the third volume in John Clarke's history of Brackley. It takes the story from the 1830s to the outbreak of World War I. It explores the social, economic, political and religious history of Brackley and focuses on some of the larger-than-life figures, such as Francis Thicknesse and Tommy Judge, who dominated the life of the town. It shows that, though small, Victorian Brackley was a community of great interest and drama.
  • Englisch
  • Stroud
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  • Großbritannien
85 Illustrations, black and white
  • Höhe: 209 mm
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  • Breite: 271 mm
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  • Dicke: 19 mm
  • 932 gr
978-0-7509-8758-5 (9780750987585)
0750987588 (0750987588)
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John Clarke grew up in Brackley, where his family lived for several generations. He was educated at Brackley Junior School and Magdalen College School. He sang in St Peter's Church choir and trainspotted at Brackley Central Station, where his father was the Booking Clerk.
He studied at Wadham College, Oxford and took a First in Modern History in 1967. The same year he was elected as a Fellow of All Souls College. He completed his doctorate in 1972. He moved to the University of Buckingham in 1976 and stayed there until his retirement. He now lives in Lancashire.
John Clarke's books include George III; The Price of Progress: England in the Age of Cobbett; The National Interest: British Diplomacy and Foreign Policy 1793 - 1865; The Book of Buckingham; The Book of Brackley; Yesterday's Brackley; and Castle House Buckingham.

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