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The Victorian public house evolved out of the traditional tavern and the humble beerhouse in response to the novel challenge of the garish but soulless gin palace. Incorporating such innovations as plate-glass windows, gas lighting, the hydraulic beer-engine and the island bar, the reinvented pub became a central feature of working-class life.
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Richard Tames is the creator of the Shire Lifelines series, to which he has contributed titles on 'William Morris', Brunel', 'Josiah Wedgwood' and 'Robert Adam'. He lectures on social history for Syracuse University's London Programme and is also a qualified Blue Badge guide.
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