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The Great Plague 1665

Pam Robson
Authors:
Pam Robson

This book is ideal for school project work or for those who want an 'at-a-glance' overview of The Great Plague. Complete with descriptions of the key events of the plague, it explains how it started and spread, how it affected its victims and how London was affected during the outbreak.An ideal topic for study of an aspect of British history that extends pupil's chronological knowledge at KS2. The timeline, glossary and clearly-headed spreads make it easy to refer to essential dates, facts and personalities. Maps, contemporary paintings and pictures of artefacts all help bring the topic to life.

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The First World War 1914 - 1918

Pam Robson
Authors:
Pam Robson

Discover how the First World War began, what life was like for soldiers in the trenches but also what life was like for the civilians left at home. Find out what kind of weapons were used, the ships and submarines that patrolled the seas, as well as facts and information about food shortages, espionage and the dreaded poison gas. Finally, learn how peace was achieved and how the aftermath of the First World War would affect Europe for many years to come.

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The Great Fire Of London 1666

Pam Robson, Dez Marwood
Contributors:
Pam Robson, Dez Marwood

London, Saturday 1 September 1666: lumbering wagons squeeze their way through the narrow streets, with fights often breaking out between drivers over right of way. Wooden bollards line the street; pavements have yet to be built. Filth and sewage lays waiting to be cleared by 'rakers', stinking in the hot dry weather. An easterly wind arises. At some time after midnight the Great Fire began.A great introduction to the Great Fire of London for children at KS1 and KS2 that includes extracts from Samuel Pepys' diary, photographs of historical artifacts and a look at fire fighting before the fire broke out and after.

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The Second World War 1939-45

Pam Robson
Authors:
Pam Robson

This book is ideal for school project work or for those who want an 'at-a-glance' overview of the Second World War. Complete with descriptions of the key events of the war, it tracks the progress of the battles and investigates how peace was finally achieved.The timeline, glossary and clearly-headed spreads make it easy to refer to essential dates, facts and personalities. Maps, contemporary photography, paintings, posters and pictures of artefacts all help bring the topic to life.

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The Tudors

Heather Morris
Authors:
Heather Morris

This title looks at all the significant individuals and events of the Tudor era: Henry VIII, Thomas More and the break with Rome, Francis Drake and the Armada; the reign of Elizabeth and the roles played by Mary Queen of Scots and the Earl of Essex. Everyday life is discussed, including life for rich and poor, differences between town and country life, education, ships and seafaring, food and entertainment, medicine and health, art, theatre and exploration.

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The Victorians

Jane Goodwin
Authors:
Jane Goodwin

This title looks at all the significant individulas and events of the Victorian era: Shaftesbury, Owen, Fry; Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and the Great Exhibition; Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and the Crimean War; Stephenson, Brunel; Livingstone, Kingsley and world exploration; Bell and the telephone. It also looks at the changes to work and transport: the factory system and working life for men, women and children; the growth of industrial towns, ships and seafaring, rail travel, seaside holidays and entertainment; the impact of railways and the building of factories on the local area.

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Ancient Greece

Anna Claybourne
Authors:
Anna Claybourne

The book offers a chronological political history of Ancient Greece, as well as chapters on the major themes, such as gods and goddesses, arts and architecture, houses, cities and public buildings, slaves, education, language, medicine, ships and trading and soldiers and warfare.Easy to navigate, each spread deals with a different topic and consists of maps, diagrams, artwork and photographs. Complete with timeline, glossary and 2-page index.

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The Industrial Revolution

Peter Hepplewhite
Authors:
Peter Hepplewhite

The book offers a chronological political history of the Industrial Revolution, as well as chapters on the major themes. Topics include developments in technology, the factory system and working life for men, women and children, education in factories and schools, the growth of industrial towns, and the effects of the Industrial Revolution on the military, ships and seafaring, rail travel, holidays and on local communities.Easy to navigate, each spread deals with a different topic and consists of maps, diagrams, artwork and photographs. Complete with timeline, glossary and 2-page index.

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