Whitaker's Britain draws on an extensive archive which dates back to 1868 when Joseph Whitaker first published Whitaker's Almanack. With its combination of facts, figures and commentary on subjects as diverse as politics, finance, royalty and astronomy, Whitaker's Almanack was such an unprecedented success that it had to be reprinted immediately and is still published annually today.
Now, 145 years later, Whitaker's Britain draws together some of the key moments from this vast and unique archive. Contemporary accounts of events as diverse as the First and Second World Wars, the Royal Family, and the rise and fall of the Britisch Empire, feature alongside excerpts from annual articles on topics ranging from film and broadcasting, through accidents and the weather, to science and innovation.
There is also an 8-page colour insert of infographics showcasing the incredible detail of these old editions in a brand new way, and a selection of amazing advertisements reproduced in their original form.