Winchester offers a veritable feast of history, much of it unrecognised by twenty-first century visitors. This history of the Saxon capital of Wessex is told through evocative photographs of its buildings and intricate nooks and crannies. Brought to life with intriguing accounts are: St Catherine's Hill, the site of a hill fort in 150 BC; the Peninsula Barracks, once a military establishment and now home to a range of museums; Winchester College, built in 1352, and its fourteenth-century gothic chapel; Winchester Cathedral, parts of which date from 1079; the resting place of novelist Jane Austen; the working water mill, still on its original medieval site; and King Arthur's Round Table. Featuring a map showing points of interest, this is a must-read for locals and visitors alike.
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Penny Legg is a writer, photographer, and public speaker, and the editor of the SWWJ magazine The Woman Writer. She has contributed numerous articles to newspapers and magazines, including Navy News, Ships Monthly, All at Sea, and Hampshire Life. She is currently working on Folklore of Hampshire for The History Press. Penny is the founder member of Writing Buddies, and is a key member of many other groups such as: Writers in Southampton, Southampton Writers Circle, and Bitterne Historical Society. Penny lives in Southampton, Hampshire.
Winchester: History You Can See by Penny Legg
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