This vast compendium of facts and figures follows on from its highly successful and well-established predecessor, and has been updated and expanded to include recent themes and more detailed studies. This is the complete companion to Victorian Britain, and the place to go to find out everything from the nuts and bolt of electoral reform, and who held which cabinet position through the period, through to the development of sport and leisure; when the FA Cup was established and when the Wimbledon Championship first began. In its user-friendly format "The Companion" collates information the political, economic, imperial, social and cultural life of nineteenth-century Britain, and introduces material on more recently-emerged themes such as travel, masculinity, Englishness and retail. Lists, chronologies and bibliographies among so much more, ensure that this fascinating book will be an essential reference resource for both students and teachers.
Formerely Head of the Modern Archive Unit, UK