Although a relatively small town, Tewkesbury is full of historic interest. Spared any major Victorian modernisation, the town centre has been a 'conservation area'. Its special heritage is the unusual concentration of ancient buildings which create a remarkable sense of a medieval town. Anthea Jones investigates Tewkesbury's history in relation to the fabric of the town today ... the shape, buildings and activities that give Tewkesbury its unique character. In addition to the known and documented story, the author reveals some interesting puzzles in the town's history, ranging from the origin of its name to the site of the famous battle in the Wars of the Roses. Meticulously researched, the author's lively narrative is illuminated by many intriguing illustrations, maps and line drawings. Revised and updated, this long-awaited new edition is at once a history, an architectural survey and detailed guide to historic Tewkesbury that no resident or visitor should be without.