This richly illustrated history explores the many challenges and triumphs faced by one of Britain's most fascinating cities. The Story of Bath charts the long history of this important city from its beginnings in the Roman period through to the present day.
Its lively narrative takes in Bath's medieval reinvention as a health resort and focuses on its Georgian heyday, when a new classical town was achieved as the elegant backdrop to the social round of polite society.
The rediscovery of the Roman Baths and growing industries led to Bath's expansion in the late nineteenth century, while the Blitz and the consequent conservation battles of the Sack of Bath are highlighted in the twentieth century.
Accompanied by evocative archival images, Cathryn Spence brings to life the many facets of this remarkable World Heritage Site.