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eBook Bristol: A People's History ePub
Author: Peter Aughton
Language: English
ISBN: 1859360971
ISBN13: 978-1859360972
Publisher: Carnegie Publishing Ltd (May 10, 2007)
Pages: 280
Category: Europe
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 983
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ePub file: 1735 kb
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Bristol: A People's History. The first full history of Bristol for two generations, this beautiful book tells the story of one of the most important maritime cities in the UK.

Bristol: A People's History. Certain to appeal to Bristolians the world over. over the Avon, at a place known as the ?Bridge Place?

Select Format: Paperback. ISBN13:9781859360972. Release Date:November 2003.

The history of Bristol is full of weird and wonderful people and events which will surprise readers of all ages

The history of Bristol is full of weird and wonderful people and events which will surprise readers of all ages. The A-Z of Curious Bristol explains why the vicar in one church goes on an annual trek to peer down a manhole, and how the Flower of Bristol got its name. This book commemorates all the finest moments of the Bristol Rovers since the football club's formation in 1883, such as the exploits of Alfie Biggs, and the victory over Sheffield in 1972. Including wacky anecdotes, larger-than-life characters, and momentous events, this book is a must-have for any Gashead. Central Bristol Through Time by Anthony Beeson.

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Peter Aughton is the author of the hugely successful popular history titles Endeavour The Story of Captain Cook's First Great Epic Voyage, Resolution, Newton's Apple and The Transit of Venus. Formerly a computer engineer in the aerospace industry, where he worked on the world's first supersonic airliner, he went on to lecture at the University of the West of England for 25 years. He now lives in Leeds with his family.

According to Peter Aughton, Bristol: A People's History (2000), the 1377 poll tax returns (persons over 14. .They don't necessarily correspond to the areas that people talk about in real life

According to Peter Aughton, Bristol: A People's History (2000), the 1377 poll tax returns (persons over 14 years) were: London 23314, York 7248, Bristol 6345, Coventry 4817, Norwich 3952, Lincoln 3412. Bristol did not join in the Peasants' Revolt against the poll tax in 1381, so maybe there was under-reporting in the other towns and cities but not in Bristol. They don't necessarily correspond to the areas that people talk about in real life. Cabot", for example, is a completely synthetic ward; there's not much that can be said about it as a community. On the other hand "real" places like Shirehampton and St Paul's would be off the list. rbrwr ˆ 20:22, 13 Jun 2004 (UTC).

Peter Aughton Peter Aughton's trademark narrative style is to the fore, demystifying some of the biggest breakthroughs in the history o.

Peter Aughton's trademark narrative style is to the fore, demystifying some of the biggest breakthroughs in the history of science, and packed full of fascinating nuggets such as why we have 60 minutes in an hour, how the Romans bodged the invention of the leap year and when people really discovered.

The first full history of Bristol for two generations, this beautiful book tells the story of one of the most important maritime cities in the UK. Certain to appeal to Bristolians the world over. It was a thousand years ago that a simple wooden bridge provided a crossing over the Avon, at a place known as the `Bridge Place'. Only 200 years later Bristol had become the largest and most prosperous town in the West of England, and it subsequently grew to become the second city in the kingdom. Anybody who has ever tried to understand Bristol's long and turbulent history will know that the number of books on the shelf is so bewildering, and the books so specialised, that there is simply no place for the beginner to start! Peter Aughton's book solves this problem. Many excellent and detailed specialised studies have been published in the last fifty years but this is the first full history of Bristol to appear in two generations. The influence and history of Bristol extend well beyond her neighbourhood. The city played a major part in the discovery and colonisation of America; she has been a great centre of industry; as well as being one of the world's leading mercantile ports. She still retains a strong nautical atmosphere and the old-world charm of an ancient English city. The range of the book is very wide, but the reader will still find much which is new in the text. Most of Bristol's previous historians, for instance, have shied away from analysing the true impact of the slave trade, but here it is given a chapter in its correct context as a critical part of eighteenth-century Bristol. The author brings the railway, the steamship and the development of the docks into the narrative as an essential part of Bristol's Victorian development.
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