Bloody British History: Bury St Edmunds

Bloody British History: Bury St Edmunds

by Robert Leader
     
 

This is the history of the ancient town of Bury St Edmunds as you’ve never read it before. Starting with the Saxons and moving swiftly on to the vicious murder of King Edmund by a Viking horde (though he quickly got his revenge on his killer when he returned as a weapon-wielding spectre), the attack on Abbot Lofestan (whose hands were withered in an act of

Overview

This is the history of the ancient town of Bury St Edmunds as you’ve never read it before. Starting with the Saxons and moving swiftly on to the vicious murder of King Edmund by a Viking horde (though he quickly got his revenge on his killer when he returned as a weapon-wielding spectre), the attack on Abbot Lofestan (whose hands were withered in an act of holy retribution) and a whole host of battles, riots, plagues and scandals, this is a shortened history of the town with all the boring bits snipped out. With more than 70 illustrations (plus a grim and gruesome colour section), you’ll never look at local history in the same way again!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752462875
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Series:
Bloody History Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Leader, who lives in Bury, served in the Merchant Navy, and was for 20 years a retained fire-fighter with the Suffolk Fire Brigade. The author of more than 200 published articles, 50 novels, and three local history guides to date, his adventures include two overland trips across the Middle East, India, and South East Asia, the overland trans-Africa trip from Tunis to Capetown and a recent round-the-world trip with his wife.

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