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  • Speeches that changed Britain

    Speeches that changed Britain
    av Andrew Reekes

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781905036233

    It is striking how many nationally significant speeches have been made in Birmingham over the past two hundred years. This book looks at ten episodes when a speech in Birmingham challenged the rest of the country to embrace change and reform. More t…

  • Righting the Wrong

    Righting the Wrong
    av Cathy Hunt

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781905036684

    In 1921 the brilliant and charismatic trade union leader, Mary Macarthur, died aged 40. In her short life, her activism and leadership had been responsible for raising awareness of women's poor working conditions and encouraging them to speak out ag…

  • Beasts, Birds and Gods

    Beasts, Birds and Gods
    av Chris Fern

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781905036202

    The Staffordshire Hoard is an extraordinary collection of Anglo-Saxon artefacts, of gold, silver and precious garnets, probably stripped from the weaponry, armour and religious talismans of defeated armies in 7th century England. Matching its unprec…

  • Worcester Moments

    Worcester Moments
    av Reekes Andrews

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781905036769

    For 1400 years Worcester in the English Midlands has played a unique part in the history of our Island and the world beyond.At a vital bridging point over the River Severn and watched over by its beautiful cathedral, Worcester has witnessed the comi…

  • More than Munich

    More than Munich
    av Andrew Reekes

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781905036516

    In 1938 rapturous crowds greeted Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain when he proclaimed "Peace for our time" on his return from meeting Adolf Hitler in Munich. Yet today Chamberlain is vilified as a naive appeaser - an image cynically cultivated by W…

  • Bovril,Whisky and Gravediggers

    Bovril,Whisky and Gravediggers
    av Maggie Andrews

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781905036646

    Spanish Flu' killed more than 50million people and afffected millions more across the globe between 1918 and 1920. Soldiers, POWs and workers in war-industries all fell victim to this pandemic which brought fear and death to villages, towns and citi…

  • The House Where Weather was Made

    The House Where Weather was Made
    av Peter Marsh

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781905036721

    From 1881 to 1914 Highbury, standing on the edge of Birmingham in the English Midlands, was the home of Joseph Chamberlain, the often controversial politician described by Winston Chruchill as 'the one who made the political weather'. In this fascin…

  • Saxon Gold

    Saxon Gold
    av Cathy Shingler

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781905036271

    Hunting for History: SAXON GOLD tells the story of the Staffordshire Hoard, the amazing collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver treasure dug up in a farmer's field. The treasure is full of secret stories about the ancient world of the Anglo-Saxons…

  • Fortunes of War

    Fortunes of War
    av Andrew Watts

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781905036219

    The Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815) changed Britain and the West Midlands for ever. For some people this was a time of great prosperity while others were driven into poverty. Fortunes of War explores the stories of people from the region during this imp…

  • Two Titans, One City

    Two Titans, One City
    av Andrew Reekes

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781905036349

    Two famous and powerful men of the late Victorian and early Edwardian era, Joseph Chamberlain (1836-1914) and George Cadbury (1839-1922), towered over one of the great cities of the British Empire - Birmingham. Together, they offer a fascinating win…

  • Warriors, Warlords and Saints

    Warriors, Warlords and Saints
    av John Hunt

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781905036301

    Anglo Saxon Mercia was a great power in its day, although many aspects of it have been shrouded in myth and mystery. However, recent discoveries, such as the Staffordshire Hoard and the Lichfield Angel, have shone a fascinating light into the world…

  • The Power to Change the World

    The Power to Change the World

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781905036561

    James Watt (1736-1819) transformed the steam engine - the most significant invention of the Industrial Revolution. Without Watt there would have been no locomotives, steamships or factories where machines were energised by coal. Watt was, however, m…

  • Words and Deeds

    Words and Deeds
    av Nicola Gauld

    Pocket - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781905036431

    Exploring the campaign for women's suffrage in Birmingham and the West Midlands from 1832-1918, this book examines both constitutional and militant approaches to the issue. It explores significant events and key personalities to place this important…