By Chris McKay
Big Ben covers the historical past of 'Big Ben', the good clock and bells at Westminster, from the origins of Westminster because the seat of presidency correct as much as the celebrations of the good Clock's one hundred and fiftieth anniversary in 2009. The e-book starts by way of taking the reader via a standard stopover at to the Clock Tower, after which starts the heritage of the palace of Westminster, protecting the hearth of 1834, the construction of the hot homes of Parliament and improvement of the clock and the bells, going into aspect on their layout and set up. The publication covers the well-known cracking of the present bell enormous Ben in 1859, with sketches of all of the characters concerned, the 2 global wars, and the catastrophe of 1976. The publication ends with an in depth technical description of the clock mechanism. The e-book is richly illustrated, and should allure not just to clockmakers and horologists, yet to bell lovers, and people with an curiosity in our wealthy Victorian history.