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In this lavishly illustrated book you can embark on a journey through Great Britain in past times.Superb photographs from The Francis Frith Collection, rich in period detail and arranged region by region, will bring you a fascinating portrait ofMoreIn this lavishly illustrated book you can embark on a journey through Great Britain in past times.Superb photographs from The Francis Frith Collection, rich in period detail and arranged region by region, will bring you a fascinating portrait of Britain as it was in years gone by. They are accompanied by quotations from writers, poets and travellers down the ages. Photographs and text combine to capture the rich diversity of Britains unique history and heritage.See the countryside of Great Britain in all its remarkable variety the Norfolk Broads, the Derbyshire Dales, the north Devon coast, the Yorkshire Dales, the Cotswolds, and the Wye valley at Tintern. Visit them as they were before the motor car arrived and mass tourism altered them forever.Tour the ancient and mysterious sites of Britain, including Stonehenge and Tintagel- visit the places in Britain that have helped shape its long and enthralling history Hastings, where the Normans conquered Harolds army, Portsmouth, with its proud naval heritage, and the ancient castles of Pembroke, Stirling and Caernarfon- see magnificent cathedrals and abbeys, and visit great houses and estates, including Windsor Castle and Balmoral.Tour some of Britains most celebrated cities London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast- walk the medieval streets of Chester, Shrewsbury and York- and enjoy vistas of graceful Georgian squares and promenades at Cheltenham and Harrogate.Glimpse the delights of the traditional British seaside holiday, with scenes of fun on the sands at Brighton, Blackpool, Southwold, and Rothesay.Revisit, too, Britains industrial heartland as it was in Victorian times. See the bustling industrial cities of Liverpool and Manchester- marvel at feats of engineering that have marked British industrial genius at home and overseas, including the Forth and Menai bridges. This colourful book, full of atmospheric illustrations, is a refreshing celebration of Britain, and will bring you insights into its people, places, and history.