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The long and winding road

Join us on our journey down the roads of the 1800s

The nineteenth century is seen as the railway age in Britain, but as Professor Jeremy Black and Graham Stewart argue, the road network was far from eclipsed. How did Britain’s road infrastructure develop, in scale and in quality and vie for funds with railway investors and what sort of science and engineering was involved?

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