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The day Parliament burned down

Author: Caroline Shenton
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The thrilling but largely unknown story of the day in 1834 that the 800 year-old Houses of Parliament burned down - an event that was as shocking and significant to contemporaries as the death of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Shenton
ISBN: 9780199646708 0199646708
OCLC Number: 785869543
Awards: Winner of Paddy Power and Total Politics Political Book Awards: Political Book of the Year 2012.
Description: xxii, 333 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Mr. Hume's motion for a new House --
Novelty, novelty, novelty --
Worn-out, worm-eaten, rotten old bits of wood --
Manifest indications of danger --
One of the greatest instances of stupidity upon record --
The brilliancy of noonday --
Immense and appalling splendor --
Damn the House of Commons! --
But save, oh save the Hall! --
Milton's pandemonium --
A national calamity --
Emptying the Thames --
Thank God we all seem safe --
Guy Faux has rose again --
Past peril.
Responsibility: Caroline Shenton.
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Splendid. The Victorian A glorious micro-history ... Shenton has a terrific eye for fine detail. Dan Jones, Daily Telegraph The best and most exciting and dramatic account of the burning building Read more...

 
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