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Whitaker's Britain
Bloomsbury Yearbooks
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Whitaker's Britain draws on an extensive archive which dates back to 1868 when Joseph Whitaker first published Whitaker's Almanack. With its combination of facts, figures and commentary on subjects as diverse as politics, finance, royalty and astronomy, Whitaker's Almanack was such an unprecedented success that it had to be reprinted immediately and is still published annually today. Whitaker's archive provides a unique window into a fascinating world. Old editions are extraordinary cultural and social artefacts, offering a real historical insight of all the major historical events from the last century-and-a-half as they were recorded at the time.Whitaker's Britain includes detailed digests of historical events, extensive information on the British Empire and the Royal Family plus annual summaries, written at the time, on subjects as wide-ranging as 'Science and Invention', 'The Weather' and 'The Royal House'. There is also an 8-page colour insert of brand new infographics, using re-formatted data from the original editions to give a comparative history across the decades, and a selection of truly remarkable advertisements, reproduced in their original form.

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For History buffs, Whitaker's Britain draws together key moments from the past 145 years in a superb almanack.

If you want a book to browse by your bedside or dip into on a journey, then Whitaker's Britain fits the bill admirably.
This England

A local or contemporary historian could...use this book as an aide memoire to enable him or her to match regional, national and international events with their study of chosen locality
The Historical Association

Whitaker's Britain is a fascinating archive.
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Keyword Index
Great Britain - History - Miscellanea.
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Number of Pages
186 , 16 unnumbered of plates

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