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Historic England: Liverpool

Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England

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Author: Hugh Hollinghurst, Historic England

This illustrated history portrays one of England’s finest cities. It provides a nostalgic look at Liverpool’ past and highlights the special character of some of its most important historic sites. The photographs are taken from the unique Historic England Archive, the nation’s record of 12 million photographs, drawings and publications, ranging from the 1850s and the earliest days of photography up to the present day.

Historic England: Liverpool shows the city as it once was, from its streets and alleyways to its vast docks. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries this once-small fishing village was transformed into a mighty commercial powerhouse, growing rapidly into the greatest port in the entire British Empire outside London. But the city's fortunes changed dramatically in the twentieth century. Postwar decline was particularly brutal in Liverpool and by 1980 the city's population had reduced by over half; its infrastructure and economy were decaying, and its political leaders were leading the city towards complete collapse. Today, Liverpool is a UNESCO World Heritage City; it boasts the fastest-growing economy in Britain and has been a European Capital of Culture. Liverpool truly is one of the country's great cities and this book will help you discover its rich and colourful history.

Book ISBN 9781445681238

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 Feb 2018

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 160

Available on: Thursday 15th February 2018

Regular Price: £14.99

Special Price: £13.49

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