The Culture of History

English Uses of the Past 1800-1953
Author(s): 
Melman, Billie
ISBN: 
019929688X
Date published: 
June 2006
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

Billie Melman takes us on a panoramic voyage of the 'culture of history' which developed in England after the French Revolution. She vividly recovers unexplored aspects of popular history, and unpicks notions of the uncosy past, a place of pleasurable horror and sensationalism, which survived into the 1950s.