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Author Price, John (Historian), author.

Title Heroes of Postman's Park : heroic self-sacrifice in Victorian London / John Price.

Publication Info. Stroud : The History Press, 2015.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  179.6 PRI    AVAILABLE
Description 324 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
still image rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Summary "The Watts Memorial to Self-Sacrifice in Postman's Park, London, is a Victorian monument containing fifty-four ceramic plaques commemorating sixty-two individuals, each of whom lost their own life while attempting to save another. Every plaque tells a tragic and moving story, but the short narratives do little more than whet the appetite and stimulate the imagination about the lives and deaths of these brave characters. Based upon extensive historical research, this book will, for the first time, provide a full and engaging account of the dramatic circumstances behind each of the incidents, and reveal the vibrant and colourful lives led by those who tragically died." -- from cover
Subject Heroes -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Self-sacrifice -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Memorials -- England -- London -- History.
Other Form: ebook version 9780750964685
ISBN 9780750956437 (paperback)
0750956437 (paperback)
9780750964685 (ePub ebook)

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