Liverpool: A Landscape History by Martin Greaney

Liverpool: A Landscape History by Martin Greaney is a good book on the history of Liverpool. It’s a short book and because it was an e-book I’ve decided to put the picture of the cover over a Panorama of Liverpool I took a few years ago.

Liverpool A Landscape History by Martin Greaney

The book is better enjoyed by people who live or lived in Liverpool as it talks about local places and geographical features a lot in what is entitled a landscape history, which was to be expected. This is why the review is very short, as I imagine not a lot of people would be particularly interested in a local history if they do not have a connection with the place.

Liverpool was declared a town by King John on 24 August 1207 and 4 days later got its Royal Charter. The book starts though with ice age glaciers which carved out Mersey and Dee and talks about the Sefton coast. Liverpool was a good location for trading and so close to the rivers that provided a source of food. By 1200s its location was good to launch campaigns to Ireland, something King John was very keen to do.

The book also covers the period of the civil war, the docks, the tunnels below Mersey, and goes to present day.

liverpool panorama
Panorama of Liverpool

Liverpool: A Landscape History by Martin Greaney

Details about the picture: Panorama of Liverpool in the background
My rating: 5/5 Stars
Would I recommend it: yes
Published by: The History Press
Year it was published: 2013
Format: e-book
Genre(s): History
Pages: 160

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2 thoughts on “Liverpool: A Landscape History by Martin Greaney”

  • I like the way you placed the book cover on your own photo. As you might expect, for those of my generation (in the US), the Beatles are the first thing that come to mind at the mention of Liverpool. 😉
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    • I’m not surprised at all. I always hear American accents around Cavern Club, where there are still live shows. 🙂 I am yet to visit their childhood homes, which is something I should do.

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