Books about Manchester, England

About Manchester

A large city in the north of England, Manchester has a rich industrial heritage and received city status in 1853.

From the late C12th until 1974 this area was part of the large north-west county of Lancashire. Since then it has been the central district of the newly formed (in 1974) ceremonial county of Greater Manchester.

Accounts of the history of Manchester typically begin with the Brigantes, a Celtric tribe whose territory is described as including parts of the centre of modern Manchester as well as some of the surrounding areas. Roman Manchester dates from 79 AD. Records of medieval Manchester include mention of its market in 1282 and the construction of a parish church in 1421. The period of Manchester's history that tends to receive most attention is the manufacuring and commercial activity of the industrial revolution. That can be traced back to the textile industry in the area from the 1500s. Over time the processing of cotton replaced the production of woollen fabrics. By the late 1700s products were exported via canal barges then onwards through the port of Liverpool. The C19th was a time of huge productivity and expansion during which Manchester was the scene of political as well as industrial activity but living was very hard for many people who worked in the factories and supporting occupations.

Modern Manchester is widely considered to be among the most important centres in the north of England. It has long been known for its busy international airport, sports such as football, and cultural activities especially in the fields of music, media and the performing arts.

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Rick Steves England

Rick Steves England

by Rick Steves

ISBN: 1631218107 ASIN: 1631218107

940 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Rick Steves

Price: 25.99 USD

Fodor's Essential England (Full-color Travel Guide)

Fodor's Essential England (Full-color Travel Guide)

by Fodor's Travel Guides

ISBN: 1640970541 ASIN: 1640970541

800 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

Price: 24.99 USD

Lonely Planet England (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet England (Travel Guide)

by Lonely Planet, Oliver Berry, Fionn Davenport, Marc Di Duca, Belinda Dixon, Damian Harper, Catherine Le Nevez, Greg Ward, Lorna Parkes

ISBN: 1786578042 ASIN: 1786578042

704 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Lonely Planet

Price: 24.99 USD

Fodor's Essential England (Full-color Travel Guide)

Fodor's Essential England (Full-color Travel Guide)

by Fodor's Travel Guides

ISBN: 164097296X ASIN: 164097296X

800 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

Price: 24.99 USD

United Kingdom: Travel for kids: The fun way to discover UK - Kids' Travel Guide (Travel Guide For Kids)

United Kingdom: Travel for kids: The fun way to discover UK - Kids' Travel Guide (Travel Guide For Kids)

by Dinobibi Publishing, Celia Jenkins

ISBN: 1089419619 ASIN: 1089419619

45 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Independently published

Price: 11.95 USD

Full Steam Ahead, Felix: Adventures of a famous station cat and her kitten apprentice

Full Steam Ahead, Felix: Adventures of a famous station cat and her kitten apprentice

by Kate Moore

ISBN: 0241364817 ASIN: 0241364817

320 pages (Hardcover)

Publisher: Michael Joseph

Maps of the United Kingdom

Maps of the United Kingdom

by Rachel Dixon, Livi Gosling

ISBN: 178603025X ASIN: 178603025X

112 pages (Hardcover)

Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions

Price: 22.99 USD

Morrissey's Manchester: The Essential Smiths Tour

Morrissey's Manchester: The Essential Smiths Tour

by Phill Gatenby

ISBN: 1901746569 ASIN: 1901746569

140 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Empire Publications

British Isles Travel Journal (Map-themed Travel Diaries)

British Isles Travel Journal (Map-themed Travel Diaries)

by Noon Sun Handy Books

ISBN: 1726798828 ASIN: 1726798828

200 pages (Paperback)

Publisher: Independently published

Price: 9.99 USD

A landscape of words: Ireland, Britain and the poetics of space, 700-1250 (Manchester Medieval Literature and Culture)

A landscape of words: Ireland, Britain and the poetics of space, 700-1250 (Manchester Medieval Literature and Culture)

by Amy C. Mulligan

ISBN: 1526141108 ASIN: 1526141108

264 pages (Hardcover)

Publisher: Manchester University Press

Price: 120.00 USD

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