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AbstractBrixton, in the south-east London Borough of Lambeth, has a population of over a quarter of million of which, according to the Government Office for London, 38 per cent are members of 'Black and Minority Ethnic (BME)' communities. Parts of Brixton are among the 'most deprived areas' in...
AbstractDublin's Monto was among the most notorious red-light districts in the world during the Victorian and Edwardian periods. Although less than a square kilometer in area, the number of prostitutes working there was reputedly the largest in Europe at the time. A concerted campaign over...
AbstractMany of our estuaries, and parts of our coastline, are fringed by extensive wetlands. This paper will explore how these wetlands have been perceived in the past both economically and symbolically. In the early medieval period there were a variety of attempts to gain mastery over nature...
AbstractRecent events, notably the flooding of Carlisle in January 2005, have demonstrated the vulnerability of British communities to flood hazards. Studying histories of flooding can provide valuable information on the range of extreme episodes in the past. While flood histories can be...
AbstractThe Monks' Trod is a well-preserved, constructed medieval road across the Cambrian mountains of mid Wales, linking the late 12th-century Cistercian houses of Strata Florida and Abbey Cwmhir, with a branch to Strata Marcella near Welshpool. Much of the road was constructed by the...
AbstractThis article explores the nature of designed landscapes in the mid to late eighteenth century and focuses on the often neglected area of small parks and gardens which, in fact, outnumbered the large sites that are often the focus of garden historians. A careful consideration of these...
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