The Victorians and Edwardians on the Move

The Victorians and Edwardians on the Move

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The Victorians and Edwardians on the Move explores how the Victorians and Edwardians moved around their towns, their cities and their country. From Shanks's pony to the dawn of the motor car, it explores the relationship between developing transport systems and the working and social lives of Britons between 1840 and 1910. The increasing ease of transport changed how the Victorians and Edwardians viewed their country, and had a huge impact on every aspect of their lives. Through a rich collection of Victorian photographs and Edwardian postcards, this book tells their story.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 149 x 210 x 9.4mm | 284g
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 180 col
  • 0747808201
  • 9780747808206
  • 1,151,112

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Table of contents

Preface /Introduction /Shanks's Pony /On Two Wheels /The Ubiquitous Horse /The Military on the Move /The Age of the Train /The Electric Train /Going Underground /Under Sail /Big Ships and High Seas /Coastal and Inland Steamers /On Inland Waterways /On the Ferries /Ding-ding went the Tram /Hailing a Cab /On the Buses /Steam on the Roads /Bridges Big and Small /The Dawn of the Motor Car /Taking to the Air /Index
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About John Hannavy

John Hannavy is a well-known photographer, and a writer and broadcaster on the history of photography. He was formerly Professor in Art and Design at Bolton University. He is author of a number of Shire titles including 'The Victorians and Edwardians at Play' and 'Britain's Working Coast'.
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