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The Nonconformist Revolution

Religious dissent, innovation and rebellion

Pen and Sword
Hardback 2020

The Nonconformism Revolution explores the evolution of dissenting thought and how Nonconformity shaped the transformation of England from a rural to an urban, industrialized society...

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Cholera

The Victorian Plague

Pen and Sword
Hardback 1st Edition 2015; Paperback 2nd Edition 2020

Discover the story of the disease that devastated the Victorian population, and brought about major changes in sanitation. Drawing on the latest scientific research and a wealth of archival material, Amanda Thomas uses first-hand accounts, blending personal stories with an overview of the history of the disease and its devastating after-effects on British society...

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The Lambeth Cholera Outbreak of 1848-1849

The Setting, Causes, Course and Aftermath of an Epidemic in London

McFarland
Paperback 2009

This work brings together a unique range of sources to reveal a forgotten episode in London's history. Situated opposite Westminster on the south bank of the River Thames, by 1848 Lambeth's waterfront had become London's industrial center and a magnet to migrant workers...



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Amanda J. Thomas

Amanda J. Thomas is an author, linguist and historian with a particular interest in social and medical history.

Her books include: The Nonconformist Revolution (Pen & Sword History, 2020), Cholera - The Victorian Plague (Pen & Sword History, 2015 (1st edition), 2020 (2nd edition)), The Lambeth Cholera Outbreak of 1848-1849: The Setting, Causes, Course and Aftermath of an Epidemic in London (McFarland, 2009); she also contributed to Dr. Andrew Hann's The Medway Valley a Kent Landscape Transformed (Victoria County History, Phillimore, 2009). Amanda's biographies of Alderman William Brenchley, JP and his daughter, the agricultural botanist Dr. Winifred Brenchley, OBE have been included in John D Beasley's, Peckham and Nunhead Biographical Dictionary and are deposited at Southwark Local History Library, London, The Gilbert Library, Rothamsted Research, Hertfordshire, and the archives of Dulwich Hamlet Junior School and James Allen's Girls' School, London.


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