Description - Great Britain by Stephen Halliday
Whether you want to learn about the teenager's skeleton from 1550 BC found at Stonehenge, explore the history of Britain's favourite beverages, tea and coffee, or discover how taxation on windows coined the expression 'daylight robbery', there is something for every enthusiast to dip into. "The Amazing and Extraordinary Facts series" presents interesting, surprising and little-known facts and stories about a wide range of topics which are guaranteed to inform, absorb and entertain in equal measure. AUTHOR: Stephen Halliday is a historian specialising in British and industrial history. He is an authority on the history of London, with a special interest in the great engineering works. He is the author of The Great Stink and a number of books in the best-selling Amazing and Extraordinary Facts series by Rydon Publishing, including London Underground, London and Cathedrals and Abbeys. He contributes articles and reviews to magazines such as Literary Review, Times Higher Education, BBC History and History Today. Stephen lives in Cambridge. 100 b/w illustrations
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