A Night to Remember: The Classic Bestselling Account of the by Walter Lord

By Walter Lord

'There isn't any hazard that massive will sink. The boat is unsinkable and not anything yet inconvenience might be suffered by way of the passengers.' - Phillip Franklin, White megastar Line Vice-President

On April fifteenth, 1912, giant, the world's biggest passenger send, sank after colliding with an iceberg, claiming greater than 1,500 lives. Walter Lord's vintage bestselling background of the voyage, the destroy and the aftermath is a journey de strength of distinctive research and the upstairs/downstairs divide. an evening to recollect presents a bright, gripping and deeply own account of the 'unsinkable' Titanic's descent.


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Further, land acquired was intended for sale to small holders, and although the terms of the 1892 act did mention leasing in some clauses, it was not until the 1908 Small Holdings and Allotments Act (8 Edw. 7, c. 36) that leasing became a primary option for small cultivators. 52 Despite efforts by both the English Land Restoration League and the Land Nationalization Society during the 1890s to enlist the support of rural laborers, the Liberal government of 1892–95 was prevented from implementing its “Newcastle Programme” by opposition from the House of Lords.

C. 80) among the trustees of charity lands. 42 Landowners, especially those who were actively involved in the agricultural work on their estates, had a paternalistic view of their responsibility for the welfare of their tenants and laborers within a hierarchical rural social structure that was perceived as stable and enduring. 43 Cities were perceived as fraught with moral and physical danger and as constituting a threat to the social and political order of the landed gentry. Providing allotments, or small holdings, would temper the nefarious effects of the urban environment by improving public health.

After repeal of the Corn Laws (1849), some AntiCorn Law League supporters, along with others influenced by John Stuart Mill, joined the Land Tenure Reform Association, founded by Mill to voice calls for land-law reform. Land reform thus encompassed a complex set of movements and allegiances that pitted the landed aristocracy and its rural concerns against reformers advocating for the lower classes and for the middle class, with its rising urban- and industry-based financial power. Enclosures Enclosure of common land, sanctioned by Parliament, had deprived the working class of access to and use of the “waste” lands that had provided a means of modest subsistence for centuries, and it had increased the resources of the landowning class.

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