A History of England in 100 Places

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Philip Wilkinson

A History of England in 100 Places

Philip Wilkinson

Distributed for Historic England Publishing

224 pages | 90 color plates, 50 halftones | 7 1/2 x 9 3/4 | © 2018
Cloth $30.00 ISBN: 9781848025097 Published January 2019 For sale in North America only

From the observatory in Greenwich where the modern measurement of time began, to England’s oldest inn, carved into the sandstone in Nottingham, historic sites across England have been hotbeds of invention, industry, and creativity for centuries. In 2017, Historic England launched a campaign designed to celebrate these remarkable places and their role in shaping the nation and the world. The product of this campaign, this book tells the history of England through the historic sites scattered all over the country.
            Guided by public nominations and a panel of expert judges—including Robert Winston, Mary Beard, and David Olusoga, among others—this book compiles one hundred places where remarkable things have happened that helped to mold the collective identity of England, impacting everything from the nation’s music, literature, and scientific discovery to issues of power, protest, and progress. Beautifully illustrated with archival and contemporary images throughout, this is a unique history of a nation and its landmarks chosen and told by the people of England.

Review Quotes
Stephen McClarence | The Magazine, The Yorkshire Post
“Wilkinson has done an impressively thorough and thoughtful job of putting the 100 in context, with attractive photographs … a startlingly eclectic collection.”
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