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The Thames

England's River

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The Thames by Jonathan Schneer
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'The Thames is liquid history' John Burns MP (1858-1943) As the silver thread woven through Britain's centuries, the Thames is the subject of this significant biography. Following its course, geologically and chronologically, THE THAMES will chart the growing importance of the river and some of the dramatic historic events it was central to. Since Tudor times, the Thames has been a key factor in our understanding of the British nation. At Runnymede, in a field by the river, England's barons forced King John to sign the Magna Carta in 1215. At Tilbury, on the banks of the Thames, in 1588, Elizabeth exhorted her troops to defy the Spanish Armada. In dockland, in east London, in 1940, local residents absorbed the full fury of Hitler's dreaded Luftwaffe. Hitler tried, and failed, to destroy the Port of London, symbol of British commercial power, reservoir of the material needed to fuel and fund the British war effort. This is a book about a river, but also about the evolution, though not always smooth, of a national identity.

Author Biography

Jonathan Schneer was born in New York City. He has taught at Yale University and has written three books about British Labour and most recently a cultural history of London at the turn of the twentieth century entitled LONDON 1900: THE IMPERIAL METROPOLIS.
Release date NZ
February 24th, 2005
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Section: 8, Integrated: 24, col, 24 b/w int.
Imprint
Little, Brown & Company
Pages
352
ISBN-13
9780316861397
Product ID
1696153

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