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- DescriptionA Rural Revolution traces one family's journey from the county of Cheshire and charts their new life in a Staffordshire village. The move is short in distance but long in duration, spanning several generations. Along the way, readers encounter a nasty road traffic accident, a family of seventeen children, a torious canal murder, a prevailing aristocratic connection, a riot of cross-dressing men, a narcoleptic delivery driver and a cycling regiment sent to the most dangerous place on earth. From itinerant boatpeople to respected locals, the family is transformed by the world's first industrial revolution and its aftermath. The author shows it wasn't only the people trapped in Britain's dark mills and smoky towns who faced the upheavals and challenges of the times. The physical and social contours of the family's adoptive village, and of the entire nation, were redrawn by the booms in road and canal construction and the coming of the railways. A Rural Revolution is a work of narrative n-fiction that provides a new way of examining history. It will appeal to fans of local and family history as well as to those interested in the social history of the period.
- Author BiographyDavid R Roberts worked for many years as a college lecturer and is the author of a number of best-selling textbooks. His interests include exploring the links between national, local and family histories. David lives near Norwich but returns to his native Staffordshire whenever he gets the chance.
- Author(s)David Rider Roberts
- PublisherTroubador Publishing
- Date of Publication28/01/2016
- SubjectLocal History, Names & Genealogy
- Place of PublicationMarket Harborough
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Width138 mm
- Height216 mm
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