Bygone Berkshire provides some glimpses of bygone times and episodes, sketches of the manners and customs of old Berkshire folk, and a few biographical notices of the Royal County of Berkshire's heroes and learned men. Berkshire, which has also been known as the Royal County of Berkshire since at least the 19th century because of the presence of Windsor Castle, has many charms for the Antiquary and the History, and the story of its castles and abbeys shows how many great events in the history of England have been enacted on Berkshire soil, and Windsor, the home of our sovereigns, sheds additional glory on the annals of our ancient county.
CONTENTS OF BYGONE BERKSHIRE
Cumnor Place and Amy Robsart
Alfred the Great
The Guilds of Berkshire
The Scouring of the White Horse
The Last of the Abbots
Siege of Reading
The First Battle of Newbury, 1643.
The Second Battle of Newbury, 1644.
Binfield and Easthampstead, 1700-1716, and the Early Years of Alexander Pope.
Berkshire Words and Phrases.
Bull-Baiting in Berkshire.