A History of English Placenames

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Get to know your local area with an eye-opening, regional guide exploring the intriguing origins of the names of 800 towns, cities, villages and hamlets across England. Drawing on ...
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Get to know your local area with an eye-opening, regional guide exploring the intriguing origins of the names of 800 towns, cities, villages and hamlets across England. Drawing on a wealth of local history sources, including the ‘Domesday Book’ and ‘Anglo-Saxon Chronicles’, each entry distils how places came to be named, whether after landmarks, people or territorial limits, and reflecting the many cultures which have peopled this land, from Celts and Romans, to Vikings, Saxons and Normans. Includes an informative glossary and listing for common place name-elements to assist tracking down additional place names. Plus essays explaining the migrations, invasions and naming conventions of changing peoples and cultures. An enthralling read to bring your locality alive.
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Hardback
24 x 16cm
388 pages
Illustrated with 11 black-and-white maps
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