Category: England

Jewish Manchester: An Illustrated History

Narrates and interprets the development of the Jewish community in Manchester. This book emphasises the links between demographic and social change in the evolution of communal intervention in Manchester. It is suitable for those...

Central Manchester History Tour

Central Manchester History Touris a unique insight into the fascinating history of the former ‘Second City of the British Empire’, showing just how much it has changed during the course of the nineteenth and...

Manchester: An Architectural History

“Manchester: An Architectural History” is the first comprehensive and critical examination of the city’s architecture from its origins in the Roman settlement at Castlefield to the present day re-building of the city center. More...

Manchester: A History

By the 1840s, over half a century of revolutionary change had made Manchester into the ‘shock city’ of the industrial age. It was the shock of the new which assaulted the senses and stimulated...

Greater Manchester Murders

Contained within the pages of this book are the stories behind some of the most notorious murders in the history of Greater Manchester. They include the case of notorious cat burglar, Charlie Peace, who...

The Illustrated History of Manchester’s Suburbs

THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF MANCHESTER’S SUBURBS shows how countryside, farms and villages developed into the urban streets, residential areas, shopping districts and industrial estates that are so familiar today. In the course of the...

Bloody British History: Manchester

Manchester has one of the darkest histories in Britain. From the Screaming Skull of Wardley Hall to an epidemic of deadly factory fires in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, you will find all manner...

A History of Manchester

Manchester has a story that is no ordinary local history. Its life has been inextricably entwined with the rise and fall of the nation’s fortunes and, to no small extent, those of the British...

A Grim Almanac of Manchester

This book collects together 365 of the darkest tales from Manchester’s history—terrifying true tales of riot, assault, murder, and crime, of slums, disease, death, and disaster. Compiled by Manchester historian and genealogist Michala Hume...

A Grim Almanac of the Black Country

A Grim Almanac of the Black Country is a day-by-day catalogue of 366 ghastly tales from around the area. Full of dreadful deeds, strange disappearances, and a multitude of murders, this almanac explores the darker...

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