Treasures of British History
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Beginning with the Vindolanda tablets, written by occupying Romans around 90 CE, this treasury tells the story of Britain through 50 of its most important documents. As well as milestones in political and military history, such as Churchill’s ‘Finest Hour’ speech, the book covers the arts, literature, science and industry with entries such as Stephenson’s steam-engine patent and Mary Quant’s miniskirt design. Accompanying the informative and illustrated accounts of each document, the book includes ten facsimiles in ‘memorabilia’ envelopes. Slipcased.