The Little History of Oxfordshire -

The Little History of Oxfordshire



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There is nothing 'little' about the history of Oxfordshire with its close links to royalty, government and academia, it has taken a front-seat on the rollercoaster of English history. However, this small volume condenses that fascinating, rich history into a highly readable form. Oxfordshire has produced some of the country's leading artists, scientists and politicians, but it has also been a dangerous borderland between feuding Saxon and Viking kingdoms, and the arena of some of the most decisive battles in the English Civil War. These often strange-but-true anecdotes and characters relate the most interesting history from the county's major towns, villages and dreaming spires. AUTHOR: Paul Sullivan was born in 1962 beneath the dreaming spires of Grimsby, England. After surprising himself by winning a short story competition at the age of 13 with a piece about a Messianic otter, he determined to spend the rest of his life writing and seeking out the unorthodox. His various publications feature history, folklore, wildlife and far more jokes than his editors would like. Several of his recent books reflect an immersion in his latest adopted county, Oxfordshire. 30 b/w images

Product code: 9780750988025

ISBN 9780750988025
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129
No. Of Pages 224
Publisher The History Press Ltd
From earliest records to the present day, in one easy-to-read volume