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Peter Drake - Birmingham and the Chamberlains: Images of England - 9780752444925 - V9780752444925
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Birmingham and the Chamberlains: Images of England

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Description for Birmingham and the Chamberlains: Images of England Paperback. For almost a century Joseph Chamberlain and his two famous sons, Neville and Austen, were prominent in national politics. Recording the Chamberlains' exciting designs for the city streets, grand public buildings and a new university, this book traces the ways in which the lord mayors of Birmingham changed the city where they grew up. Series: Images of England. Num Pages: 128 pages, approx 200. BIC Classification: 1DBKEM; WQH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 235 x 165 x 10. Weight in Grams: 310.

The Chamberlains – father Joe and sons Austen and Neville – are probably the country’s best-known political family. Synonymous with Birmingham, they achieved both local fame and fortune and, with Neville’s appointment as prime minister, the highest national office. Together, they transformed late Victorian Birmingham into ‘the best-governed city in the world’. This book is richly illustrated with archive photographs from the Birmingham Central Library (located, of course, in Chamberlain Square) as well as political cartoons from national magazines such as Punch and local publications such as The Era, The Lion, The Dart and The Owl.

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The History Press Ltd
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Images of England
Place of Publication
Stroud, United Kingdom
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About Peter Drake
Peter Drake is head of local studies at Birmingham Central Library. Working with Paul Harris, he has compiled this selection of photographs from the extensive library archives.

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