A Picture History Of Britain by Clarke Hutton

A Picture History Of Britain

Written by Clarke Hutton

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First published in 1945 and full of the optimism of that post-war moment, this is a visually delightful recreation of the past which emphasises the cultural and social developments as well as the big and familiar historical moments. A beautiful book and one to treasure.

As part of the Oxford Children’s Book Centenary this superb book first published back in 1945 is being brought to a new audience (anyone from 5 upwards really) in a new edition. It tells the story of Britain’s history through a narrative that relates to landmarks of british history from the Stone Age to the end of the Second World War and through some beautiful illustrations that are depicted through the imitation of the art of the period. Sometimes quaint but definitely provides a basic understanding of our history in a fun and delightful way. Be sure to also check out A Picture History of Great Discoveries by the same author.


A Picture History Of Britain by Clarke Hutton

The history of Britain from its early days until the 1950s is described here, largely in pictures. Clarke Hutton has traced with humour and inspiration, the significant events throughout the ages. His glorious illustration follows the varying fashions in architecture, dress and transport and brings them to life for anyone who reads this book. It is a child's dream book of history - and no doubt many adults will also enjoy his evocation of bygone times.

About the Author

Clarke Hutton was one of the great English book illustrators and teachers. He was born in London, and early in his life worked in stage design before deciding to become an artist. In 1927 joined A S Hartrick's lithographic class at the Central School in London, a class he took over when Hartrick retired. He also undertook a wide range of commissions specialising in book illustrations especially for children's books.

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64 pages
Interest Age: 7+


Clarke Hutton
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Oxford University Press

Publication date

7th June 2007




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