Stamps inform a story―and Chris West's ebook is the original, attention-grabbing story of significant Britain informed via its stamps.

Hailed by way of The Times of London as "a just right reminder of the philatelic glories of the past," A historical past of england in 36 Postage Stamps tells the wealthy, layered, and breathtaking heritage of britain via thirty-six of its attention-grabbing, frequently attractive, and infrequently eccentric postage stamps. West exhibits that stamps have continually reflected the occasions, attitudes, and forms of their time. via them, you'll be able to glimpse the complete epic story of an empire unfolding. From the recognized Penny Black, published quickly after Queen Victoria's coronation, to the Victory! stamp of 1946, looking ahead to the fight of postwar reconstruction―A background of england in 36 Postage Stamps is a highly exciting and idiosyncratic romp, instructed in Chris West's energetic prose.

On their very own, stamps should be curiosities, even inventive marvels; during this e-book, stamps develop into a window into the bigger sweep of history.

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