Kirkby Stephen: Essays on The History of Town and Landscape - McWilliam, Peter
KIRKBY STEPHEN: ESSAYS ON THE HISTORY OF TOWN AND LANDSCAPE - McWilliam, Peter
This book contains a set of linked essays exploring the history of the area from earliest times to the end of the nineteenth century. The essays focus on key subjects such as Roman settlement, the Anglo-Scottish Border and the Pilgrimage of Grace. In addition the fortunes of a local gentry family, the Whartons of Wharton Hall, are used to bring the story into the early modern period when the first Lord Wharton gained favour with Henry VIII and was promoted as a 'new man'. The creation of Thomas Wharton's deer parks at Ravenstonedale and Wharton in the sixteenth century illustrate how he came to shape some of the landscape around Kirkby Stephen.
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20.8cm x 17.9cm
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