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The Book of English Place Names: How Our Towns and Villages Got Their Names (Hardback)
  • The Book of English Place Names: How Our Towns and Villages Got Their Names (Hardback)

The Book of English Place Names: How Our Towns and Villages Got Their Names (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 28/04/2011
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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.

Publisher: Ebury Press
ISBN: 9780091940430

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