History Of Manchester
The Manchester musical history tour is a fascinating guide to the venues that inspired some of the greatest musicians Britain has produced since the 1950's.
In the course of the last 150 years, the outskirts of the city have been transformed, and they have expanded, in a way that would astonish Mancunians of just a few generations ago. Manchester evolved over the centuries, gradually at first, then with a great spurt of growth during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Read how small villages on the periphery were totally consumed by the need for industrial expansion.
In the 21st century Manchester has enjoyed an explosion of archaeological interest. This book spans the period from prehistoric and Roman Manchester to the city in the modern day, focusing on the nineteenth century when it was the largest international marketplace for cotton goods.
Sir Alex Ferguson was one of the greatest football managers to grace the stadiums of the world. He announced his retirement as manager of Manchester United after 27 years in the role. He went out in a blaze of glory, with United winning the Premier League for the 13th time and he is widely considered to be the greatest manager in the history of English football, A constant element has been the quality of Alex Ferguson's league winning squads and United's run of success, which included winning the Champions League for a second time in 2008.
Manchester has a story that is no ordinary local history. Its life has been inextricably entwined with the rise and fall of the nation's fortunes and, tono small extent, those of the British Empire. Manchester was the shock city of the early 19th century- the place where it was all happening. Theradical new relationships forged there between employer and employee greatly influenced the development of Marxism, with all its consequences for the 20th century.