The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker

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At the start of each decade since 1801, the national census has offered a snapshot of the British Isles. Drawing on this resource, as well as letters, newspaper reports and other documents, Roger Hutchinson tells the stories of the nation’s men and women in the context of contemporary events – from the Napoleonic Wars, through the Industrial Revolution and two world wars, to the age of the internet – and highlights the valuable contribution of the census to the history of modern Britain.

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The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker

The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker

The Story of Britain Through its Census, Since 1801

Hardback352pp230x150mm

9781408707012     Product Code: 507026

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At the start of each decade since 1801, the national census has offered a snapshot of the British Isles. Drawing on this resource, as well as letters, newspaper reports and other documents, Roger Hutchinson tells the stories of the nation’s men and women in the context of contemporary events – from the Napoleonic Wars, through the Industrial Revolution and two world wars, to the age of the internet – and highlights the valuable contribution of the census to the history of modern Britain.

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