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Gloucestershire: People and History

By Richard Sale

ISBN: 9781861265333
PUBLISHED: November 2002
PAGES: 224
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 100 colour photos

Gloucestershire holds a special place in the heart of Britain. Its remarkable range of scenery spans the idyllic villages of the Cotswolds and the great Forest of Dean. This entertaining and authoritative book explains the significance of developments in the county from the first inhabitants to the current royal profile.

Topics covered include: The geography – the Forest of Dean, the Severn Vale and the steep Edge which rise to the high Cotswolds. The people – from the earliest settlers to Dean’s Free Miners and W G Grace. The buildings – Neolithic tombs, Roman villas, Norman castles, the great wool churches, Regency Cheltenham, cathedrals and abbeys. The communities – the miners and foresters of Dean’s forest and the weavers of the Cotswold villages.

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