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Heroes of Postman's Park: Heroic Self-Sacrifice in Victorian London

Price, John. 2015. Heroes of Postman's Park: Heroic Self-Sacrifice in Victorian London. Stroud: The History Press. ISBN 9780750956437 [Book]

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The Watts Memorial to Heroic 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.

Item Type:

Book

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

History

Date:

1 June 2015

Item ID:

10875

Date Deposited:

09 Nov 2014 20:09

Last Modified:

03 Jun 2020 14:30

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/10875

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