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Further your research

Peter Borsay, 'The England Urban Renaissance: culture and society in the provincial town, 1660-1770', (Oxford, 1989)

Martin Daunton, 'Housing' in ed. F.M.L. Thompson, Cambridge Social History of Britain, 1750-1950' (Vol. 2), (Cambridge, 1990)

Sylvia MacIntyre, 'Bath: the rise of a resort town, 1660-1800' in ed. P. Clark, County towns in pre-industrial England, (1981)

P. J. Corfield, 'The Impact of English Towns, 1700-1800', (Oxford, 1982)

P. J. Waller, 'Town, City and Nation: England 1850-1914', (Oxford, 1983)

Asa Briggs, 'Victorian Cities', (London, 1968)

Tristram Hunt, 'Building Jerusalem: the rise and fall of the Victorian city', (London, 2004)

S. Meacham, 'Regaining Paradise: Englishness and the early Garden City Movement', (London, 1999)

Dennis Hardy, 'From Garden Cities to New Towns: campaigning for town and country planning, 1899-1946', (London, 1991)

Alison Ravetz, 'Council Housing and Culture: the History of a Social Experiment', (London, 2001)

Related information

Current parliamentary business on the topic of housing and planning