Liquid History

Liquid History

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

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: UOM:39015061157742

Category: History

Page: 208

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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.
Categories: History

The Thames Through Time

The Thames Through Time

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

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 1849943729

Category: Photography

Page: 208

View: 816

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.
Categories: Photography

London s Strangest The Thames

London s Strangest  The Thames

... Thames: A Photographic Journey from Source to Sea, Derek Pratt, Adlard
Coles Nautical, 2008 Bridges over the Thames, Ruth Mindell & Jonathan Mindell,
Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, 1985 Liquid History: The Thames Through Time
, ...

Author: Iain Spragg

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 9781910232408

Category: Humor

Page: 300

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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.
Categories: Humor

The Way to the Sea

The Way to the Sea

... 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

ISBN: 9781783784158

Category: Travel

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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.
Categories: Travel

Ferries of the Lower Thames

Ferries of the Lower Thames

'A PEDESTRIAN', A Tour on the Banks oftheThamesfromLondon to Oxford in the
Autumn of 1829 (Printed fortheAuthor,1834). ANDERSON, Jo, Anchor and ...
CROAD, Stephen,Liquid History. TheThames Through Time(Batsford, 2003).
DEWE ...

Author: Joan Tucker

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445620046

Category: History

Page: 192

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Categories: History

Victorian Sustainability in Literature and Culture

Victorian Sustainability in Literature and Culture

Bakhtin, Mikhail M. (1981) 'Forms of time and the chronotope in the novel: notes
towards a historical poetics,' in Michael Holquist (ed.) ... Croad, Stephen (2003)
Liquid History: The Thames Through Time, London: B.T. Bateford. David, Deirdre
 ...

Author: Wendy Parkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317002109

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

View: 301

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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Focus On 100 Most Popular Unreal Engine Games

Focus On  100 Most Popular Unreal Engine Games

... but since the city had been largely rebuilt, history books and documentaries
concerning Whitechapel, the London Docks [27] Literary sources included Liquid
History: The Thames Through Time and and the Isle of Dogs were also consulted
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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

... old block itself. on the youngerPitt's maiden speech, February 1781 N. W.
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

ISBN: 9780198614173

Category: Reference

Page: 580

View: 244

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.
Categories: Reference

Punch

Punch

One has critics see in the word but to look at or even “ sliding " a reference fall
into it to know that to the great frost in it is liquid ; while , as for 1515 , when the
Thames history , are not the was frozen overand oxen Tower and the Houses
were ...

Author: Mark Lemon

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015055219227

Category: English wit and humor

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Categories: English wit and humor

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

1 4 O! how short a time does it take to put an end to a woman's liberty! of a
wedding diary, 20 July 1768 in Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney (ed. ...
1 John Burns 1858–1943 British Liberal politician 5 The Thames is liquid history.
to an American who had compared ... 'Contented wi' little' (1796) 22 Th' expectant
wee-things, toddlin', stacher through To meet their Dad, wi' flichterin' noise an'
glee.

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford [England] : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198601735

Category: Reference

Page: 1136

View: 585

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
Categories: Reference

This England is So Different

 This England is So Different

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

ISBN: 1899293590

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 265

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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!
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Travel

Travel

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ISBN: OSU:32435067113670

Category: Travel

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Categories: Travel

As it is in England

As it is in England

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;
 ...

Author: Albert B. Osborne

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3742025

Category: England

Page: 304

View: 714

Categories: England

The Nation

The Nation

A group of essays describing persons and incidents thoroughly characteristic of
their time . The two papers which ... Brentano ' s . $ 4 . 50 . The Thames , in John
Burns ' s famous phrase , is “ liquid history , " and much of that history is literary as
well as political . ... upon his adventures . Looking back over the years
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ISBN: UCBK:B000550790

Category: United States

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Categories: United States

The Nation Electronic Resource

The Nation  Electronic Resource

It's liquid hisVIENNA , June 6 . ... The Mpret present the water which falls in the
Cæsar took his Roman soldiers across . has not stood the test . Sudden danger
3,500 square miles of the Thames Val- Since that time what a story ... Apart alto-
trouble in the Balkans , when the Austrosorry bridges at Henley , Maidenhead ,
gether from its historical associations , Hungarian foreign policy has too
freWindsor ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433105357622

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Categories: American periodicals

Liquid Pleasures

Liquid Pleasures

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134788798

Category: History

Page: 264

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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.
Categories: History

A Book of Belgium s Gratitude

A Book of Belgium s Gratitude

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 ...

Author: Émile Cammaerts

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89100031830

Category: Belgium

Page: 395

View: 383

Categories: Belgium

Columbia Alumni News

Columbia Alumni News

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.

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ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU09146024

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The True History of Chocolate

The True History of Chocolate

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

ISBN: PSU:000062459457

Category: Cooking

Page: 280

View: 591

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.
Categories: Cooking