Battlefield Walks in Yorkshire

Battlefield Walks in Yorkshire

Author: David Clark

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 1850587752

Category: Battlefields

Page: 140

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Features 23 circular walks around the battlefields of Yorkshire, offering the opportunity to visit sites from the Battle of Heathfield in 633, through the War of the Roses and the English Civil War, to military airfields of the WWII. This book includes chapters that contain an account of each battle with information on access and facilities.

Battlefield Walks

Battlefield Walks

Author: Brian Conduit

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 1850588252

Category: Battlefields

Page: 128

View: 107

There is no piece of country in Britain that has been more fought over or contains more physical evidence of past conflicts than the quiet border country between England and Scotland. This work presents a collection of 22 walks describing 22 military engagements covering the main battlefield sites in the area.

Battlefield Walks in the Midlands

Battlefield Walks in the Midlands

Author: Brian Conduit

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 1850588082

Category: Battlefields

Page: 132

View: 137

The combination of country walking with visits to battlefields is a most rewarding experience. The Midlands has played a prominent part in the military history of England and the events that form the basis of the 22 walks in this guide range from the 13th to the 20th centuries, from the Battle of Evesham (1265) to the bombing of Coventry (1940).

Battlefield Yorkshire

Battlefield Yorkshire

Author: David Cooke

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781844154241

Category: History

Page: 225

View: 108

Yorkshire's past is replete with bloody battles and sieges. From the earliest times armies have marched across the Yorkshire countryside and have fought for control of the land, the towns and the cities. Roman, Viking, Norman and the Scottish invaders have all contributed ruthless episodes to the story. Christian fought pagan, Englishman fought foreign invader, and loyalist fought rebel, in some of the most destructive battles of British history. And bitter internal conflicts, which set neighbour against neighbour, created an equally violent heritage as rival lords and landowners contended for power and influence in the north. David Cooke gives a vivid description of the outbreaks of warfare that have punctuated the county's history. Using graphic contemporary accounts and numerous illustrations and maps, he creates a vivid narrative of a county that was a battleground until modern times.

Yorkshire Dales Walking

Yorkshire Dales Walking

Author: Norman Buckley

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 1850584397

Category: Walking

Page: 156

View: 743

This book selects 32 of the best Dales walks and offers them with a wealth of interesting features encountered along the way. They are based on well-known towns and villages, mainly within those areas which are most popular and best loved.

The Civil War in Yorkshire

The Civil War in Yorkshire

Author: David Cooke

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781844150762

Category: History

Page: 193

View: 985

Between December 1642 and July 1644 two armies fought for control of Yorkshire. One was commanded by Lord Fairfax, for Parliament, and the other by the Earl of Newcastle, for King Charles I. Rearguard actions, sieges, skirmishes, retreats and large-scale setpiece battles punctuated the course of the Civil War in Yorkshire. David Cooke's account of this bloody and disruptive phase in Yorkshire's history offers a graphic description of the actions themselves and takes the reader on a tour of the battlefields and other sites associated with the clashes of centuries ago.

Yorkshire's Historic Pubs

Yorkshire's Historic Pubs

Author: Chris Thomas

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750954297

Category: History

Page: 192

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Peter Thomas's introduction to the county's pubs opens with a brief chapter about the history of brewing and pubs, and a short history of pub signs in Yorkshire. Most of the book is dedicated to a round-up of interesting inns - their history and architecture, ghosts and legends associated with them, and famous and infamous landlords and landladies.

Walking and Exploring the Battlefields of Britain

Walking and Exploring the Battlefields of Britain

Author: John Kinross

Publisher: Hunter Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1556501560

Category: Battlefields

Page: 200

View: 241

Each chapter in this guidebook includes a general description, a reference map, a short history section, important data, and the walks and hikes to be found there. The maps are intended to be used as a general guide only, showing the approximate locations of the walks and trails. Detailed trail maps are unnecessary as the islands are small and most of the hikes are short. Antigua has many things going for it. The weather is absolutely perfect and the people are truly warm and friendly. Other islands may boast of having 365 beaches, but Antigua really does offer enough little bays, coves, and inlets that you could visit a different one every day of the year. So, if you dream of spending days strolling on palm-lined beaches, riding the waves on a sailboard, snorkeling in small, hidden coral coves, dancing the night away to pop music, and exploring the well-lit wilderness of a gambling casino, Antigua may just be the place. In 1632, 139 years after Columbus sailed by and named the island after Santa Maria la Antigua of Seville, the first British settlers arrived from St. Kitts. Unlike many early colonists on surrounding islands, Antiguans did not have to endure centuries of conquest and reconquest by various European powers. Only once, in 1666, was the island dominated by France. However, this French rule was ended within three months by the Treaty of Breda. The island may not have had a turbulent history of its own, but it housed a major British naval base. Admirals Rodney and Hood, and later Admiral Nelson, commanded heavily armed fleets based on Antigua. These patrolled the Caribbean, protecting English merchant ships and Great Britain's interests in the New World.The abolition of slavery brought decline to the sugar industry and the island became less important to England. Until the 1960s it remained a relatively quiet and unnoticed island. In 1967, Antigua attained associated state status in the British Commonwealth and, in 1981, was granted full independence. In the last 20 to 30 years, the sleepy island has awakened to the lure of the tourist trade and now draws tens of thousands more visitors than the neighboring islands of Montserrat, St. Kitts, or Nevis. It has also developed into the gateway of the Lesser Antilles. Many international airlines now use Antigua's airport as a transfer point to other islands. The best point to start an exploration is at the pier in St. John's. Directly across the pier is the Westerby Memorial, erected in 1888 to honor the work of Moravian Bishop, George Westerby. Walk along High Street to the Post Office, where you can buy the highly prized and colorful postage stamps of Antigua. Turn left on Thames Street and immediately come to the Tourist Office - the best place to learn more about the island. Follow Long Street to Market Street, where you'll turn left and stop to visit the excellent displays in the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda. This treasury of Antiguan memorabilia is housed in the old Court House. It was constructed in 1750 and is the oldest building in St. John's. One more block will bring you to Newgate Street and the Police Station, built in 1788 and surrounded by a unique style of fence. Continue right on Newgate Street to the most famous spot of the city, St. John's Cathedral. This impressive structure has a turbulent history. The original building was erected in the late 1600s, but deteriorated to the point that it was replaced in the early 18th century. The stone church then stood for 100 years before it was destroyed by an earthquake in 1843. Having learned from past mistakes, the builders of the present-day cathedral treated interior walls with pitch pine to add stability in the event of further tremors. This is just the beginning. Fourteen major walks on the island are described in detail, along with a wide variety of walks on hotel and resort grounds, plus the general information you need about getting to the island and finding what you need.