Two Thousand Years in Exeter

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When the Romans came to Britain, the people of Exeter were already waiting for them. Hoskin's original text of 1960 has been updated to include recent developments, but his affection for Exeter is undiminished. Located in prime territory, Exeter became familiar to Saxons and Normans as well as Romans. It founded its own university and hospital in due course, survived sieges in the Civil War, and became a center for printing and commerce. Hoskin's poignant recall of the burning of the city by Nazi bombs is ...
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When the Romans came to Britain, the people of Exeter were already waiting for them. Hoskin's original text of 1960 has been updated to include recent developments, but his affection for Exeter is undiminished. Located in prime territory, Exeter became familiar to Saxons and Normans as well as Romans. It founded its own university and hospital in due course, survived sieges in the Civil War, and became a center for printing and commerce. Hoskin's poignant recall of the burning of the city by Nazi bombs is balanced by Harvey's account of how the city brought itself to modernity in its rebuilding. Harvey also includes a comprehensive list of further reading about Exeter and the accomplishments of its people. Distributed in the US by the David Brown Book Company. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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  • ISBN-13: 9781860773037
  • Publisher: British Association Local History
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.82 (w) x 10.02 (h) x 0.66 (d)

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