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Published: 23 August 2018

304 Pages | 42 black & white illustrations, 8pp colour plate section


ISBN: 9780198707202

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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
  • As politicians today grapple with the challenges of restoring the Palace of Westminster, this is the saga of how the man leading the greatest construction programme in Britain for centuries produced one of the most famous and instantly recognizable buildings ever built
  • 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