Bygone Berkshire (Large Print)

Bygone Berkshire (Large Print)

by P. H. (Peter Hampson) Ditchfield

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Bygone Berkshire (Large Print) by P. H. (Peter Hampson) Ditchfield

Originally published in 1896.

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.

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CONTENTS OF BYGONE BERKSHIRE

Preface

Historic Berkshire

Windsor Castle

Wallingford Castle

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

Reading Abbey

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781539627005
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/19/2016
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 402
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.89(d)

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