This is the stretch of the river documented in 'Liquid History'. Drawing on the resources of English Heritage’s unrivalled photographic archives, the book records a journey along the length of the tidal river and over almost 150 years.
Author: Stephen Croad
The London Stone at Staines marks the ancient western boundary of the jurisdiction of the City of London. The Lord Mayor and Corporation’s conservancy of the Thames extended east from there as far as Yantlet in Kent. This is the stretch of the river documented in 'Liquid History'. Drawing on the resources of English Heritage’s unrivalled photographic archives, the book records a journey along the length of the tidal river and over almost 150 years. We see the rural Thames as it approaches London, riverside towns, the civic and commercial development of the riverbanks, the working docks and warehouses, the development of the web of bridges that now links north and south, barges, sailing ships and warships, the great flood defences and a tiny beach that flourished briefly at the Tower of London. Featuring the work of pioneers of photography and some of the great topographical photographers of the 20th century, and with a fascinating commentary by Stephen Croad, 'Liquid History' chronicles the ebb and flow of the life of the river.
Featuring the work of pioneers of photography and some of the great topographical photographers of the 20th century, and with a fascinating commentary by Stephen Croad, The Thames Through Time chronicles the ebb and flow of the life of the ...
Author: Stephen Croad
Drawing on the resources of English Heritage’s unrivalled photographic archives, The Thames Through Times is a photographic journey along the length of the tidal river and over almost 150 years. We see the rural Thames as it approaches London, riverside towns, the civic and commercial development of the riverbanks, the working docks and warehouses, the development of the web of bridges that now links north and south, barges, sailing ships and warships, the great flood defences and a tiny beach that flourished briefly at the Tower of London. Featuring the work of pioneers of photography and some of the great topographical photographers of the 20th century, and with a fascinating commentary by Stephen Croad, The Thames Through Time chronicles the ebb and flow of the life of the river.
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Author: Iain Spragg
Publisher: Pavilion Books
The 19th-century MP John Burns described the Thames as 'liquid history' and ever since the Romans founded Londinium in 43 AD, the river has played a key cultural and economic, political and social role in the history of England. London's Strangest: The Thames reveals the bizarre, funny and surreal events and episodes that have occurred over the centuries on, beneath and along the banks of the famous waterway. From appearances of the world's first submarine to the raid on the Sex Pistols river concert, Lord Nelson's final journey to John Prescott's watery protest, and even the recent escapades during the floods, the River Thames really has witnessed it all.
... 2008) Croad, Stephen, Liquid History: The Thames Through Time (Batsford,
2003) Davies, Caitlin, Downstream: A History and Celebration of Swimming the
River Thames (Aurum, 2015) Eates, Margot, Paul Nash: The Master of the Image,
Author: Caroline Crampton
Publisher: Granta Books
Caroline Crampton was born on the Thames Estuary to parents who had sailed there from South Africa in the early 1980s. Having grown up with seafaring legs and a desire to explore, Caroline is both a knowledgeable guide to the most hidden-away parts of this overlooked and unfashionable part of the country, and a persuasive advocate for its significance, both historically and culturally. As one of the key entrances and exits to England, the estuary has been pivotal to London's economic fortunes and in defining its place in the world. It has also been the entry point for immigrants for generations, yet it has an ambivalent relationship with newcomers, and UKIP's popularity in the area is on the rise. As Caroline navigates the waters of the estuary, she also seeks out its stories: empty warehouses and arsenals; the Thames barrier, which guards the safety of Londoners more precariously than we might; ship wrecks still inhabited by the ghosts of the drowned; vast Victorian pumping stations which continue to carry away the capital's sewage; the river banks, layered with archaeological Anglo-Saxon treasures; literature inspired by its landscape; beacons used for centuries to guide boats through the dark and murky waterways of the estuary; the eerie Maunsell army forts - 24 metre high towers of concrete and steel which were built on concealed sandbanks at the far reaches of the estuary during the Second World War and designed to spot (and shoot) at incoming enemy planes; and the estuary's wildlife and shifting tidal moods.
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Author: Wendy Parkins
Category: Literary Criticism
From a growing awareness of the depletion of energy resources and the perils of environmental degradation to the founding of self-sufficient communities and the establishment of the National Trust, the concept of sustainability began to take on a new importance in the Victorian period. An emerging sense of the fragility and instability of human and natural resources, and the deeply complex interweaving of the two, led many Victorians to consider how to preserve or protect what they valued, and how individuals, communities (or even nations) could survive and flourish in a world of finite resources. This collection explores not only nascent understandings of sustainability in ecological or environmental contexts but also encompasses consideration of the problem of psychological sustainability and emotional wellbeing in response to the upheavals of modernity. With chapters by scholars working in literary studies, history, cultural studies, and sustainability studies, the volume encompasses a wide diversity of topics, objects, and authors ranging from the 1850s to the early twentieth century. Victorian Sustainability offers new perspectives on debates about sustainability in the present by showing how our current concerns derive from an earlier historical context.
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concerning Whitechapel, the London Docks  Literary sources included Liquid History: The Thames Through Time and and the Isle of Dogs were also consulted
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Wraxall Historical Memoirs of My Own Time (1904 ed.) ... 10 John Burns 1858–
1943 British Liberal politician 14 The Thames is liquid history. to an American
who had ...
Author: Susan Ratcliffe
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Provides coverage of literary and historical quotations. An easy-to-use keyword index traces quotations and their authors, while the appendix material, including Catchphrases, Film Lines, Official Advice, and Political Slogans, offers further topics of interest.
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Author: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Oxford University Press
More than twenty thousand quotations from every era and location are combined in a comprehensive reference that also encompasses details of the earliest traceable source, birth and death dates, and career briefs for each entry, as well as a thematic and k
It was a downright fusion of city and river and that is why the English deny there is
murky water in the Thames: between its banks runs liquid history. ... a layer of ice
13 inches thick and wheels ran on the river as well, oarsmen and coachmen for
the first time came into immediate continual contact. ... But there's trouble if trams
and motor omnibuses begin to pass through 221 London after the War (5 articles)
Author: Italo Svevo
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This is the first time that the personal letters and writings of Italian Novelist Italo Svevo have been brought together into one volume. These writings cover the period 1901- 1926 during which Svevo stayed in London. Under his real name of Ettore Schmitz, he managed a factory in Charlton that manufactured underwater paints for the Royal Navy. Svevo was perpetually surprised by England, which he admired and criticised in equal measure. His letters to his wife chronicle his day to day life in Charlton. The writings are intriguing because they reveal a different side of the novelist and allow a glimpse of how his English experiences filtered through into his fiction writing!
IV T. W. O. R. I V E R S OF E N G L A N D T H E T H A M E S A N D T H E W Y E &
6 ES,” said the Captain of the little ... down the Thames from Oxford to London; “
yes, your Hudson is bigger and grander, but our Thames is liquid history.” And it
is. When the shadows of an unrecorded time darken from our view the things that
happened then, we may still be sure that the ... The armored Romans tramped its
banks; the devastating waves of Norse invasion swirled across its narrow barrier;
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Author: Proffessor John BurnettPublish On: 2012-10-02
A Social History of Drinks in Modern Britain Proffessor John Burnett, John Burnett
... form at the time of Christ.3 Pagan wells and springs associated with miraculous
cures and the power to confer youth, ... Medieval towns were supplied by springs,
wells and rivers – London by the Thames, the Fleet, Walbrook, Langbourn ...
Author: Proffessor John Burnett
Drinking has always meant much more than satisfying the thirst. Drinking can be a necessity, a comfort, an indulgence or a social activity. Liquid Pleasures is an engrossing study of the social history of drinks in Britain from the late seventeenth century to the present. From the first cup of tea at breakfast to mid-morning coffee, to an eveining beer and a 'night-cap', John Burnett discusses individual drinks and drinking patterns which have varied not least with personal taste but also with age, gender, region and class. He shows how different ages have viewed the same drink as either demon poison or medicine. John Burnett traces the history of what has been drunk in Britain from the 'hot beverage revolution' of the late seventeenth century - connecting drinks and related substances such as sugar to empire - right up to the 'cold drinks revolution' of the late twentieth century, examining the factors which have determined these major changes in our dietary habits.
Sir John Simon , K . C . , M . P . “ The Thames is liquid history . ” — John Burns ... Time was when man asked of the stream nothing but the help of its natural force ;
or , if that failed , he called in fire to multiply the water ' s strength . There is not a ...
He referred to the Thames as liquid history and to Westminster as solid history,
and spoke at some length of many of the ceremonies of the British Parliament,
outlining the ... Seven men, all lawyers, are devoting their entire time to the work.
A new edition of a top-selling botanical, archaeological, and culinary history of chocolate evaluates its earliest, unsweetened uses in foods and as currency, discusses the introductions of chocolate to Europe and Central America, and ...
Author: Sophie Dobzhansky Coe
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
A new edition of a top-selling botanical, archaeological, and culinary history of chocolate evaluates its earliest, unsweetened uses in foods and as currency, discusses the introductions of chocolate to Europe and Central America, and documents the industrialization of chocolate in recent centuries. Original.