This book will be of interest not only to Bradburys, but to all who have a connection with a Bradbury family member, through ancestry or otherwise, or who have an interest in general historic events, from the early Middle Ages to the present day.
The publication quotes new and intriguing evidence of the Viking origins of some Bradbury family members, and displays relatively unknown seals and charters of three generations of Bradburys living in the 12th and 13th centuries. In addition to over 100 biographies of notable family members (see back cover) are entries for a host of Bradbury industries, ranging from a maple syrup producer to a piano manufacturer, and from a New Zealand stud farm to a factory making sewing machines and motor-cycles. Bradbury place and other names, including those of islands and towns, a museum and a mountain, complete this interesting collection of entries.
Over twenty chapters include Arts, Science & Engineering, Medieval Clerics, TV & Film, Justice and Sport: comprehensively cross-referenced and beautifully illustrated, they provide a wonderful treasure-trove and keepsake about worldwide Bradbury Heritage.
Website of interest: Bradbury.org
A magnificent book...absolutely astonishing in the breadth and detail of it's scope.
What a brilliant publication! It is fascinating, beautifully published, and the section on my grandfather (1st Baron Bradbury) is very well crafted. Not much has been published about his contribution as Principal British Delegate to the Reparations Committee after WW1, and the imaginative "Bradbury Plan", so this chapter is especially welcome. I look forward to reading about the many other notable Bradburys, past and present. The book will have pride of place on my coffee table!
The book is wonderful! The content is fascinating and it is beautifully written and presented. What an eclectic clan we Bradburys are!
The book is an exceptional piece of work, full of fascinating details, beautifully written, lavishly illustrated and an absolute credit to the author as a masterful piece of research. All Bradburys everywhere will no doubt take considerable pride in our clan development and the book is absolutely worthy of the adventurous and creative spirit which seems to emerge as the characteristic of the Bradbury family.
Dr Harry Bradbury
A wonderful Christmas present ! ... terrific job and incredible amount of research...quite amazing. (A gremlin slipped in and replaced Hong Kong with Singapore on pages 254 and 255). Photos are excellent too.