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

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A guide to the meanings behind the names of England's towns and villages. It lets you take a journey down winding lanes and Roman roads. From the most ancient sacred sites to towns that take their names from stories of giants and knights, it helps you learn how Roman garrisons became our great cities.

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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 By (author) Caroline Taggart
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 304
ISBN 10 0091940435
ISBN 13 9780091940430
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR003362254
Title The Book of English Place Names: How Our Towns and Villages Got Their Names
Author By (author) Caroline Taggart
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 304
ISBN 10 0091940435
ISBN 13 9780091940430
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No