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The Oldest: In Celebration of Britain's Living History [Hardcover]

Julien Calder , Alastair Bruce


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July 1 2006
Britain's rich history comes alive in this fascinating compilation of the oldest everything throughout the British Isles-from people to commerce, society to nature, and transportation to the military. Visit London's Ram Brewery, still standing where it was founded in 1581. Step aboard the Empire's oldest commissioned warship HMS Victory, a veteran of Trafalgar. And meet the Baron of Bachuil, holder of the oldest title in British aristocracy. These and hundreds more "oldests" are detailed in this testament to Britain's extraordinary legacy.

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Jullan Calder has photographed numerous stories and assignments for leading national and international magazines. He specialises in portraits and his work has been published around the world and exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Alastair Bruce is the Constitutional Commentator for Sky TV and broadcasts on constitutional and historical matters. He has made a number of films for television, including Victoria and Albert, Nicholas and Alexandra and Days of Majesty, which celebrated the ceremonial way in which Britain lives its history. He has written a history of the coronation and was appointed Fitzalan Pursuivant of Arms Extraordinary in 1998 to assist the College of Arms. Alastair and Jullan worked together on Keepers of the Kingdom (Cassell Illustrated 2002) that looked at the ancient and ceremonial offices of Britain.

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