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The Pilgrims' Way: From Winchester To Canterbury - Sean Jennett

Cassell, 1971, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly sunned at the spine, too short for the book which has resulted in fading to the top edge of the boards and head of the spine. First blank excised otherwise tight and bright.

Illustrated with black and white photographs and a fold-out map to the start of the index. From the cover: “Across the southern flank of the North Downs, through the lovely countryside of Hampshire, Surrey and Kent, runs a trackway of immense antiquity. It links two of Britain’s fairest cities, Winchester and Canterbury, both steeped in historical associations. But the Way is older than either and to call it, as everyone does, the Pilgrim’s Way is in one sense a misnomer, for it was used by Neolithic and Bronze Age travellers thousands of years before Christianity came to Britain. Its greatest days of fame, however, were the middle ages when pilgrims set out from the shrine of St Swithun in Winchester cathedral and trod the long miles east to that of St Thomas Becket at Canterbury. At first the pilgrimage was a penance carried out with great reverence, but later, as Chaucer shows us, it appeared to become the medieval equivalent of a twentieth-century holiday coach tour.

Size: 8½" x 5½"
Number of Pages: 307
ISBN: 030493755X

£7.50