Free UK postage. Oxford has been a magnet for tourists and historians alike for centuries, and many of them have left vivid, interesting and sometimes amusing accounts of their discoveries about the city and their encounters with its inhabitants. This book – one of a series of guides for cities across Britain – brings together…

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Mudlarking – scavenging for items of value in the shores of a river – has been documented along the Thames and elsewhere for more than two centuries, and continues to this day as a pastime. This volume brings together for the first time a wide variety of 19th century sources about the mudlarks of history…

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Learning about our ancestors' occupations helps to give us an understanding of their daily lives. This book covers dozens of historic trades – accounting for around 90% of the Victorian population, in fact – giving succinct details about the trade, how to go about researching it, and useful resources. There is also an extended introductory…

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"The Diary, which paints a unique picture of country life in mid-Victorian times, has come to be recognised as a minor classic; its author has been compared to Dorothy Wordsworth, whom he admired, and even Pepys." – William Plomer "The best picture of quiet vicarage life in Victorian England that has yet been given us."…

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This book brings together more than 75 colour illustrations of the Great Exhibition of 1851, produced by several contemporary Victorian artists, for the first time in one volume. The images are reproduced in full colour, making this the most complete visual account of the exhibition available. Originally published across three different volumes, the images in…

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