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Published: 08 November 2016

368 Pages | 42 b/w illus., 8pp colour plate section

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198707196

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Mr Barry's War

Rebuilding the Houses of Parliament after the Great Fire of 1834

Caroline Shenton

  • Sequel to the award-winning The Day Parliament Burned Down--this is the story of the re-building of the Houses of Parliament after the great fire of 1834
  • The creation of one of the most famous buildings in the world: a masterpiece of Victorian architecture, a spectacular feat of civil engineering, and a London landmark
  • The story of how the greatest building program in Britain for centuries produced the world's most famous secular cathedral to democracy
  • A tale of the most nightmarish construction project of the Victorian era, involving feats of building technology and civil engineering never seen before, in the face of immense practical and political odds