• Northumberland (England)

History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland

Comprising a General Survey of the County, and a History of the Town and County of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, with Separate Historical, Statistical, and Descriptive Sketches of the Boroughs of Gateshead and Berwick-upon-Tweed, and All the Towns ... Wards, and Manors. To which is Subjoined a List of the Seats of the Nobility and Gentry
Author: Whellan, William, & Co
Publisher: N.A
Category: Northumberland (England)
Page: 1010
View: 2018

    • Durham (England : County)

History, Topography, and Directory of the County Palatine of Durham

Comprising a General Survey of the County, with Separate Historical, Statistical, and Descriptive Sketches of All the Towns, Boroughs, Ports, Parishes, Chapelries, Townships, Villages, Wards, and Manors. To which are Subjoined A History and Directory of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and a List of the Seats of the Nobility and Gentry
Author: Whellan, William, & Co
Publisher: N.A
Category: Durham (England : County)
Page: 1068
View: 5325

    • Warwickshire (England)

The History, Topography and Directory of Warwickshire

Inclusive of Some Portions of the Ancient Histories of Rous, Camden, Speed, and Dugdale, with Curious Memoirs of the Lives of These Early English Writers ... a Directory of Every Town and Considerable Village in the County; a Gazetteer of All Towns, Villages, Parishes and Hamlets ... and an Itinerary ...
Author: William West
Publisher: N.A
Category: Warwickshire (England)
Page: 800
View: 9409

    • History

Parish and Belonging

Community, Identity and Welfare in England and Wales, 1700–1950
Author: K. D. M. Snell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139460620
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 3076
What role did the parish play in people's lives in England and Wales between 1700 and the mid-twentieth century? By comparison with globalisation and its dislocating effects, the book stresses how important parochial belonging once was. Professor Snell discusses themes such as settlement law and practice, marriage patterns, cultures of local xenophobia, the continuance of out-door relief in people's own parishes under the new poor law, the many new parishes of the period and their effects upon people's local attachments. The book highlights the continuing vitality of the parish as a unit in people's lives, and the administration associated with it. It employs a variety of historical methods, and makes important contributions to the history of welfare, community identity and belonging. It is highly relevant to the modern themes of globalisation, de-localisation, and the decline of community, helping to set such changes and their consequences into local historical perspective.

    • Architecture


Three places, two nations, one town
Author: Adam Menuge,Catherine Dewar
Publisher: Historic England
ISBN: 1848023189
Category: Architecture
Page: 304
View: 7488
Nikolaus Pevsner described Berwick-upon-Tweed as 'one of the most exciting towns in England' [Nikolaus Pevsner, Buildings of England: Northumberland (1957), 88] - a place where an absorbing historical tale can still be read in the dense fabric of its old streets and buildings. It attracts not only day-trippers and holidaymakers but also new residents who have learnt to appreciate the spirit of the place. But outsiders all too easily confine their attention to the space within the impressive Elizabethan ramparts, while local people are sometimes unaware or dismissive of the wider significance of the very things that they know so intimately. Berwick deserves to be known better, and to be celebrated not just as a vivid reminder of what many other towns were once like, but more especially as something unique and distinctive, shaped by a peculiar combination of historical and geographical circumstances. This distinctiveness is acutely apparent as one passes between Berwick and the contrasting, but historically intertwined, settlements of Tweedmouth and Spittal. This book presents something of the wealth of historic interest encapsulated in Berwick, Tweedmouth and Spittal, and explains how these places came to assume such varied and distinctive forms. Above all, it urges that a town anxious for stability and prosperity in the future must know where it has come from as well as where it is going.

    • History

The Bounty

The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty
Author: Caroline Alexander
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440627514
Category: History
Page: 512
View: 6748
More than two centuries after Master’s Mate Fletcher Christian led a mutiny against Lieutenant William Bligh on a small, armed transport vessel called Bounty, the true story of this enthralling adventure has become obscured by the legend. Combining vivid characterization and deft storytelling, Caroline Alexander shatters the centuries-old myths surrounding this story. She brilliantly shows how, in a desperate attempt to save one man from the gallows and another from ignominy, two powerful families came together and began to create the version of history we know today. The true story of the mutiny on the Bounty is an epic of duty and heroism, pride and power, and the assassination of a brave man’s honor at the dawn of the Romantic age.

    • Archaeology

Archaeologia Aeliana

Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquities
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Archaeology
Page: N.A
View: 8849
List of members in v. 1; 2d ser., v. 7-25; 3rd ser., v. 2- (3rd ser., v. 10 containing members from the foundation of the Society to 1913) etc.

    • Durham (England)

History, Directory, and Gazetteer, of the Counties of Durham and Northumberland

And the Towns and Counties of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Berwick-upon-Tweed. Together with Richmond, Yarn, and Detached Places Appertaining to the Bishopric and Palatinate of Durham; Including Copious Lists of the Seats of Nobility and Gentry, and a Variety of Commercial, Agricultural, & Statistical Information ...
Author: William Parson,William White (of Sheffield)
Publisher: N.A
Category: Durham (England)
Page: N.A
View: 4800

    • Business & Economics

Conversations in Cold Rooms

Women, Work, and Poverty in Nineteenth-century Northumberland
Author: Jane Long
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 9780861932405
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 241
View: 2570
A study of poor women in 19c Northumberland, showing how their poverty was exacerbated by their gender and by prevailing attitudes towards women.

    • Bibliography

The International Directory of Booksellers and Bibliophile's Manual

including lists of the public libraries of the world, publishers, book collectors, literary and scientific societies, universities and colleges; also a select bibliography of bibliographies
Author: James Clegg
Publisher: N.A
Category: Bibliography
Page: 644
View: 8923