A History Of The Town Of Belfast
In 1913 the shipyards of Britain were responsible for building half of all the world's ships. At the Clyde in Scotland at this time a new ship was launched every eighteen hours. For decades Britain was at the forefront of shipbuilding; the history and economy of towns such as Belfast, Liverpool and the Clyde in Scotland were dominated by the industry and thousands were employed within it.
Excerpt from A History of the Town of Belfast From the Earliest Times to the Close of the Eighteenth Century: With Maps and IllustrationsI am conscious of the great defects of my labours, of wants not in my power to fill up, possibly of many errors, and of having been forced for want of space to pass too lightly over important subjects. It was impossible for me to extend the history into the present century, except in a few instances as continuations or completions of articles begun in the previous one.
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First published in 1877, George Benn's seminal 'A History of the Town of Belfast' continues to be very much in demand. With information on the topography of Belfast; the history of Presbyterianism; tenant rights; trade, industry and communications; water supplies; contemporary demographics; educational institutions; and, notable individuals and families, Benn's lively, accessible and sometimes quirky approach to history makes this book an essential text for students, academics, genealogists and local historians.
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Irish Historic Towns Atlas, No. 17 records the topographical development of Belfast from 1840 to 1900, tracing Belfast's growth as an industrial city. Historical maps and old views are presented in color on over a dozen large-format sheets. Additional thematic maps and illustrations highlight particular aspects of the city's history. The accompanying text has been expertly compiled by geographer Stephen A.
In September 1984, a man calling himself Roy Walsh checked into The Grand Hotel in Brighton and planted a bomb in room 629. The device was primed to explode in twenty-four days, six hours and six minutes, when intelligence had confirmed that Margaret Thatcher and her whole cabinet would be staying in the hotel. Taking us inside one of the twentieth centuryâ s most ambitious assassination attempts â 'making history personal', as one character puts it â High Dive moves between the luxurious hospitality of a British tourist town and the troubled city of Belfast, Northern Ireland, at the height of the armed struggle between the Irish Republican Army and those loyal to the UK government.
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning proc
Published to mark the four hundredth anniversary of the town's foundation, Belfast 400 draws on a wide range of recent research to present a new history of one of the world's most fascinating and most misunderstood cities. The misunderstanding, and the fascination, arise from the same contradictions. Belfast was a significant part of the story of Great Britain's rise to industrial greatness.