Whitaker s Britain draws on an extensive archive which dates back to 1868 when Joseph Whitaker first published Whitaker s Almanack. With its combination of facts, figures and commentary on subjects as diverse as politics, finance, royalty and astronomy, Whitaker s Almanack was such an unprecedented success that it had to be reprinted immediately and is still published annually today. Whitaker s archive provides a unique window into a fascinating world. Old editions are extraordinary cultural and social artefacts, offering a real historical insight of all the major historical events from the last century-and-a-half as they were recorded at the time.Whitaker s Britain includes detailed digests of historical events, extensive information on the British Empire and the Royal Family plus annual summaries, written at the time, on subjects as wide-ranging as Science and Invention , The Weather and The Royal House . There is also an 8-page colour insert of brand new infographics, using re-formatted data from the original editions to give a comparative history across the decades, and a selection of truly remarkable advertisements, reproduced in their original form.
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