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Cumbria: an Historical Gazetteer, edited by Angus J.L. Winchester

Cumbria: an Historical Gazetteer, edited by Angus J.L. Winchester

Description

This book, published in association with the Cumbria County History Trust, contains short, pithy summaries of historical information about every community in Cumbria, large and small. Arranged alphabetically, it provides a digest of facts about population, landownership, local economic history, places of worship, schools and other community institutions across the centuries. The second impression of the printed version is now on sale.

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John Balshaw's Jigge, by Jenni Hyde

John Balshaw's Jigge, by Jenni Hyde

Description

The first published transcription of a little-known manuscript, originating in Restoration Lancashire and now held by the British Library, with analysis and discussion.

This book presents one of the latest-known examples of a stage 'jig', a form of musical entertainment which was particularly popular during the Elizabethan period. As the author explains, the text reflects contemporary concerns including the Civil War context and the religious and political divisions within Lancashire. John Balshaw's Jigge is a rare example of the form from the north of England, and possibly the only example which can be attributed to the north west. Dr Jenni Hyde is an Associate Lecturer in the Department of History at Lancaster University, and the author of Singing the News: Ballads in Mid-Tudor England (Routledge, 2018)

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Lake District Field-Names: a guide for the local historian

Lake District Field-Names: a guide for the local historian

Description

This booklet is a handbook for all those interested in exploring the history, development and meaning of field-names in the Lake District. It offers advice on the sources to consult to discover the field-names of a local area, and how to interpret their meaning with a view to making sense of the history of fields in a chosen locality. It also includes a detailed Glossary of obsolete and dialect terms encountered in field-names and a series of local maps to illustrate patterns in field-naming in different parts of the Lake District.

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The Victoria History of Cumberland: Kirkoswald and Renwick, by Richard Brockington with Sarah Rose

The Victoria History of Cumberland: Kirkoswald and Renwick, by Richard Brockington with Sarah Rose

Description

Kirkoswald and Renwick is the first parish history to be produced for the Victoria County History of Cumberland

Produced by the Cumbria County History Trust in collaboration with Lancaster University and published by the Institute of Historical Research with full colour illustrations, this book covers the modern civil parish of Kirkoswald, which lies nine miles north east of Penrith. Once the seat of the powerful Barons Dacre of the North, Kirkoswald enjoyed a long period as a market and business centre.

Dimensions 254 x 178; 106 pages; ISBN 978-1-912702-04-6

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A History of Linen in the North West Edited by Elizabeth Roberts

£5.00

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Champness

Country Houses of Lancashire and their builders by John Champness

£15.95

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FOLD

Friends of the Lake District - the early years by John Cousins

£5.00

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Furness Abbey: Romance, Scholarship and Culture by C. Dade-Robertson

£5.00

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Hadrian's Wall A Social and Cultural History by Alison Ewin

£5.00

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Roman

Lancaster's Roman Cemeteries Edited by Peter Iles and David Shotter

£5.00

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Maps of Lancashire

Printed Maps of Lancashire: the first two hundred years, by Ian Saunders

£19.95

Description

This beautifully-illustrated book is packed with information about the physical creation of maps from the mid-sixteenth to late eighteenth centuries. It encompasses the entire historic County Palatine of Lancaster, which stretched from the southern Lake District to modern Cheshire, taking in both Manchester and Liverpool. Harold Whitaker's seminal work A Descriptive List of the Printed Maps of Lancashire 1577-1900 (Chetham Society, 1938) is fully updated through the text and appendices.

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The Buildings of Georgian Lancaster by Andrew White

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Jacobite

The Jacobite Invasion of 1745 in North West England by Jonathan D. Oates

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THREE LEGGED

The Three-Legged Society - the lives of the Westmorland naturalists

£14.95

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George Stabler, James M Barnes and Joseph A Martindale by Ian D. Hodkinson & Allan Steward

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Walking Roman Roads in Lonsdale and the Eden Valley by Philip Graystone

£5.00

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