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Transport in Victorian Britain

by Michael J. Freeman

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  • 6 Currently reading

Published by Manchester Univ Pr .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Economic history,
  • Social history,
  • Transport industries,
  • United Kingdom, Great Britain,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • 19th century,
  • 20th century,
  • Great Britain,
  • History,
  • Transportation

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsDerek H. Aldcroft (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages288
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9765824M
    ISBN 100719023335
    ISBN 109780719023330
    OCLC/WorldCa232922748

    Penal transportation or transportation was the relocation of convicted criminals, or other persons regarded as undesirable, to a distant place, often a colony for a specified term; later, specifically established penal colonies became their destination. While the prisoners may have been released once the sentences were served, they generally did not have the resources to return home. Construction and transport: Victorian Britain lives on. Risk-aversion, short-termism and technophobia are holding back the UK’s roads, railways and : James Woudhuysen.

    The aim of the promoters was to educate the British masses by a series of historical panoramas. There was an Assyrian palace, Pompeian and Roman courts, a Medieval court, an Alhambra court with a copy of the Lion Fountain, a Byzantine court and an Egyptian court containing authentic copies of the immense statues in Abu Simbel, standing 51 feet. A grisly book dedicated to the crimes, perversions and outrages of Victorian England, covering high-profile offences - such as the murder of actor William Terriss, whose stabbing at the stage door of the Adelphi Theatre in filled the front pages for many weeks - as well as lesser-known transgressions that scandalised the Victorian era.

    Sex and Sexuality in Victorian Britain was fantastic. It was an academic book without the need of academia to be able to read, understand, and enjoy it. It was eye-opening and titillating all at once. Fenn has researched her topic well and added the element of Price: £ Transport in Britain is a complete history of a fascinating and highly important subject. It covers all the major forms of transport, from the horse to the aeroplane, setting them in their historical context. It highlights long term themes in Britain's transport history, looks at the dilemmas facing today's society and suggests possible solutions.


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This work offers coverage of the developments in transport during the periodwhich highlights the role of steam power in transforming economic and geographical relationships on land and at sea, while also exploring those transport systems which survived the advent of the steam age like sail in coastal oceanic shipping and human and animal power in the movement of goods.

Transport in Victorian Britain Hardcover – November 1, by Michael J. Freeman (Author), Derek H. Aldcroft (Editor) out of 5 stars 2 ratings. See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Cited by: During Queen Victoria’s reign Britain was the most powerful trading nation in the world. In this article, Liza Picard explains how Victorian advances in transport and communications sparked a social, cultural and economic revolution whose effects are still evident today.

Transport in Victorian Britain. Manchester ; New York: Manchester University Press ; [New York]: Distributed exclusively in the U.S.A. and Canada by St. Martin's Press, © (OCoLC) Online version: Transport in Victorian Britain. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Transport in Victorian Britain by Michael J. Freeman,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Transport in Victorian Britain book introduction to the development of transport from the bone shaker bicycle to the steam powered car and then on to the petrol car.

The Victorians developed the railway network from miles of. Transport in Victorian Britain. Publication date Topics Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files.

IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by stationcebu on January 8, Pages: At the beginning of Victoria's reign, people could wave at puffing steam trains on the railways.

By the s, they rode bicycles, watched airships, and talked excitedly of the latest huge iron the s they could travel by motor car. Horse-drawn Carriages in Victorian Times. At the beginning of Queen Victoria’s reign, most people travelled by road, either on horseback, in.

Victorian Britain and the American Civil War. The war pulled Britain several ways. Economic and diplomatic interests suggested alliance with the Confederacy, but religious and humanitarian feeling backed the Union, especially after the Emancipation Proclamation.

Travel and Transport (Life in Victorian Times) Paperback – Ap by Neil Morris (Author) See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ — $ Author: Neil Morris.

In early Victorian Britain most towns and cities were small by subsequent standards, although to contemporaries they seemed gross and overblown. Transport developments played two different functional roles in facilitating the growth and maintenance. Companion to Britain in the Nineteenth Century, by Chris Cook (Longman, ) Brunel: The Great Engineer by Tim Bryan (Ian Allan, ) The Railways of.

Top 5 Victorian Modes of Transport Here at Historic UK we have been enjoying the new Channel 4 series with Guy Martin, “Building Britain”, which started this week. It got us thinking about our favourite examples of Victorian transport still in public use today.

In this abridged extract from his new book Dirty Old London, Lee Jackson investigates a much-overlooked aspect of the city’s notorious 19th-century filth problem: the human corpse. Cemetery at. For the Victorian middle classes living in towns and cities, the preferred method of transport to commute to work or to go shopping was the omnibus (or ‘bus for short).

Inside, there was usually room for five people on each side, and there was straw on the floor to keep the passengers’ feet warm and dry. Victorian London This book gives a historical account of life in Victorian Londen spanning a large number of topics, from public works, mierrage, dressmaking, workhouses, traffic, mourning and sights to see.

The information is well structured, and presented in an interesting way.4/5. With the advent of the Victorian age, polite maxims of eighteenth-century essays in the Spectator were replaced by a new generation of writers who thought deeply—and playfully—about social relationships, moral responsibility, education andOxford literary critic David Russell explores the distinct qualities that define the Victorian essay and recommends five of its greatest.

To provide background for the book, the author lived a year following the Victorian way of life, so she knows of what she writes and she does it with great detail and humor. She only touches briefly on the upper class life-style and concentrates on the middle and lower classes of Britain/5.

In the history of the United Kingdom, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria's reign, from 20 June until her death on 22 January The era followed the Georgian period and preceded the Edwardian period, and its later half overlaps with the first part of the Belle Époque era of Continental Europe.

In terms of moral sensibilities and political reforms, this period began Followed by: Edwardian era. The book is aimed at second and third year undergraduates studying economic history, historical geography, transport history and Victorian studies.

Customer reviews. out of 5 stars. 5 out of 5. 2 customer ratings. 5 star % 4 star 0% (0%) 0% 3 star 0% 5/5(2).2) During the Victorian era, Britain expanded its territory throughout the world and became the largest, richest and most powerful empire in world history!

A quarter of the world’s population lived in the empire. Queen Victoria was even crowned Empress of India!Today, we look back at empire differently to how it was viewed at the time.Synopsis On transport in Britain from around to Ten articles consider both urban and coastal shipping, and show how recent research modifies traditional textbook views.

Distributed in the US by St. Martin's Press. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.5/5(2).