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Regency, Riot & Reform

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Regency, Riot & Reform

(Jo Draper)  The Regency period of the early nineteenth century was one of great contrast in Dorset.  The old order was threatened by agricultural riots and a hunger for reform.  The author considers the whole period 1800-1837, and discusses the events and changes that particularly affected Dorset.  79 pages.  Soft cover... [more info]

Shipwrecks

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Shipwrecks

(Maureen Attwool)  Dorset's coast is notorious for the number of ships which have been wrecked along its length.  Vessels of every description have foundered on the rocks, ledges, beaches and bays that lie between Poole Harbour and Lyme Regis.  This book describes many of these events.  79 pages.  Soft covers.  Over... [more info]

Stone Quarrying

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Stone Quarrying

(Jo Thomas)  Stone quarrying is the most important of Dorset's industries, with a history that reaches back to Roman times.  The limestones from the Isles of Purback and Portland are amongst the most famous of all building stones, but elsewhere in the county there were once thousands of smaller quarries.  The book maps this indust... [more info]

Victorians, The

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Victorians, The

(Jude James)  No period, except perhaps the present, has had a greater impact than the sixty three 'Glorious Years' of Queen Victoria's reign.  Dorset was a rural backwater when she came to the throne, but by the time of her death in 1901 much of what we regard as familiar had revolutionised life in the county.  79 pages.  Sof... [more info]

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