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The Book of English Place Names: How Our Towns and Villages Got Their Names By Caroline Taggart

The Book of English Place Names: How Our Towns and Villages Got Their Names
by Caroline Taggart

Take a journey down winding lanes and Roman roads in this witty and informative guide to the meanings behind the names of England's towns and villages.
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The Book of English Place Names: How Our Towns and Villages Got Their Names Summary


Take a journey down winding lanes and Roman roads in this witty and informative guide to the meanings behind the names of England's towns and villages. From Celtic farmers to Norman conquerors, right up to the Industrial Revolution, deciphering our place names reveals how generations of our ancestors lived, worked, travelled and worshipped, and how their influence has shaped our landscape. From the most ancient sacred sites to towns that take their names from stories of giants and knights, learn how Roman garrisons became our great cities, and discover how a meeting of the roads could become a thriving market town. Region by region, Caroline Taggart uncovers hidden meanings to reveal a patchwork of tall tales and ancient legends that collectively tells the story of how we made England.

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Sku
GOR003362254
Title
The Book of English Place Names: How Our Towns and Villages Got Their Names
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
Ebury Publishing
Year published
Number of pages
304
ISBN 10
0091940435
ISBN 13
9780091940430
Prizes
N/A
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