A History of Cambridgeshire - Bruce GallowayPhillimore, 1983, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Maps; Plans;
From the cover: “Cambridgeshire still shows the marks of people who have known and used it from earliest times. This is the story of the land and of its peoples. Prehistoric men built barrows and magnificent hill-forts like Wandlebury Ring; their remains litter the chalk belt about the Icknield Way. The Romans came and went, leaving roads, canals and treasure to mark their passing. Angles built gigantic defensive earthworks against the Saxons and founded rich monasteries like Ely for the good of their souls. Vikings raided and Normans conquered, facing their final challenge in the Cambridgeshire fens. This book is the first full history of Cambridgeshire to be published in more than 70 years. Covering the whole span of county history, from the arrival of the first men to the 20th century, it examines Town, Gown and County in all their aspects. Based on original research and intimate knowledge, its deliberately simple presentation is underlain by authority and scholarship. The concise and vivid text is given great visual impact by a wealth of carefully-selected illustrations and specially-drawn maps.”