Secret Winchester

Secret Winchester


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The much-visited city of Winchester will be well-known for King Alfred's statue, King Arthur's Round Table and Jane Austen's final resting place. But intermingled in its long and remarkable history, and wealth of architecture, are hidden gems of forgotten stories, little-known facts, and famous visitors. From Medieval fairs to murder in the Jewish quarter, and from leper hospital to Freemason Hall, centuries of commerce and culture, religion and war have shaped the city, often only leaving glimpses of the past within its walls, or faded images in a book. Fully illustrated in colour throughout, this book delves beneath the surface of this ancient capital, veers away from the main streets and sights, and invites the reader to discover the lesser-known facts and enjoy Winchester's hidden history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781445671857
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2018
Series: Secret Series
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Anne-Louise Barton has been a bookseller for the past 20 years, both in the new and second-hand book trade, and has recently taken over from her father as a partner at The Winchester Bookshop. Elizabeth Hill-Goulding has worked in children’s publishing and on a national magazine. She moved from Bristol to Winchester in 1994 and spent a brief spell working at Winchester University. In recent years Elizabeth has taken a keen interest in local history and this has led her to work in collaboration with her cousin, Anne-Louise Barton.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

1 The City and the River 5

2 Queenly Connections 13

3 Pastimes and Leisure 23

4 Links with a Legend 33

5 Blood and Bones 41

6 Medieval Jewish Winchester 50

7 Protests and Punishments 57

8 Churches and Chapels 65

9 What Did the Victorians Do for Us? 74

10 Trains, Planes and Automobiles 85

Bibliography 94

Acknowledgements 96

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