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Southampton : gateway to the British Empire

Author: Miles Taylor
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In its heyday, the British Empire started and ended with the port of Southampton, yet the history of this most imperial cities has been curiously neglected. Using the lens of empire, Taylor looks at the modern history of Southampton.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Southampton.
London : I.B. Tauris, 2007
(OCoLC)608024711
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miles Taylor
ISBN: 9781845110321 1845110323
OCLC Number: 124026446
Description: xii, 248 pages : illustrations, map, portrait ; 25 cm
Contents: From spa to garrison town : Southampton during the French revolutionary and Napoleonic wars, 1793-1815 / John Oldfield --
The Earl of Carnarvon : Highclere, Hampshire and empire / Bruce Knox --
Southampton and the making of an imperial myth : David Livingstone's remains / Joanna Lewis --
All roads lead to London--or elsewhere : the Southampton School of Art / Anne Anderson --
Hampshire Gothic : the ruin, regeneration and apocalypse of Netley Abbey / Philip Hoare --
Gordon of Khartoum : reluctant son of Southampton / Miles Taylor --
Commemorating the past in Edwardian Hampshire : King Alfred, pageantry and empire / Paul Readman --
The Titanic and the port of Southampton / Stephanie Barczewski --
Going to war : Southampton and military embarkation / Ian Beckett --
Southampton, the great war and the cinema / Mike Hammond --
A vision unfulfilled : Southampton's ambition for the world's first 'sea aerodrome' / Adrian Smith --
Not that far? : remembering and forgetting cosmopolitan Southampton in the 20th century / Tony Kushner.
Responsibility: edited by Miles Taylor.

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Looks at the history of the city and port of Southampton. This book examines some of the major international celebrities associated with the region such as David Livingstone, Lord Carnarvon and  Read more...

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