A-Z of Portsmouth: Places-People-History (A-Z)

A-Z of Portsmouth: Places-People-History (A-Z)

By: Philip MacDougall (author)Paperback

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Portsmouth is synonymous with the Royal Navy. Its naval dockyard was at one time the world's largest employer of a civilian workforce, and for many centuries totally dominated the town. There were also allied service industries that met the needs of those employed in the dockyard or the navy: a large-scale tailoring industry; brewing, with Portsmouth boasting more pubs per head of population than any other city in the UK; and, of course, entertainment, as its many theatres, cinemas and music halls provided recreation for a large population of off-duty sailors. Well-known Portsmouth author and historian Philip MacDougall takes the reader on a fascinating A-Z tour of the city's history, exploring its lesser-known nooks and crannies, and along the way relating many a tale of the most interesting people and places. Fully illustrated with photographs from the past and present, A-Z of Portsmouthwill appeal to residents and visitors alike.

About Author

Philip MacDougall writes books for Amberley on southern England, but with a particular interest in the military and naval complexes that arose in and around South Hampshire (especially Portsmouth), coastal Sussex (especially Chichester) and Kent (especially Medway). As a social historian, he is interested in the people and the resources of those areas and the support provided for each of those military complexes. Possibly that interest was first sparked by having a distant ancestor who served as Nelson's secretary during the 1790s and who first joined the future Admiral at the Great Nore anchorage and which lies off North Kent. As well as the author of a number of published books, Philip has contributed biographical material on selected naval officers for the widely-acclaimed Dictionary of National Biography. A speaker at events, both local and national, he offers a wide-range of talks connected with the books he has written.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781445681795
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 96
  • ID: 9781445681795
  • weight: 298
  • ISBN10: 144568179X

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