Abbeys, Castles, and Ancient Halls of England and Wales Volume 1: South – Restored Edition

Release date: September 7, 2021
Author: John Timbs
Length: 602 Pages
Black and White with Glossy Color Cover
Hardcover ISBN: 9781592182367 MSRP: $39.95
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A detailed and entertaining historical trip through the famed abbeys, castles, and ancient halls of England and Wales that starts in the South.

Volume 1 in the three-part set of this rare historical series about abbeys, castles, and ancient halls starts in the South and features locations and structures from London, Essex, Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, Cornwall, and more. Features:

• Restored photographs and page layouts
• Enlarged 7″ x 10″ pages
• Hardcover and softcover printing options
• The editor’s original page layouts
• Classic weathered type font
• Bold retro-styled cover design

Originally released in the late 19th-century, John Timbs’ lavish tome of abbeys, castles, and halls includes stories, details, and historical facts (and fantasy) about famed English and Welsh locations for lovers of history, travel, and lore. Includes contemporary photographs and meticulous details, many of which have been lost to history.

Selections from the Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: London and its Environs
– Wonders of Old St. Paul’s
– The Building of Westminster Abbey
– The Tower, Fortress, Palace, and Prison and its Memories
– Legendary Stories and Ballads of Old London Bridge
– The Lollards at Lambeth Palace
– and Much More…

Chapter 2: Essex
– Colchester Castle
– The Priory of St. Osyth
– Hedingham Castle
– Barking Abbey and Bow Bridge
– Ingatestone Hall
– and Much More…

Chapter 3: Surrey
– Guildford Castle
– Waverly Abbey
– Reigate Castle
– and Much More…

Chapter 4: Kent
– Rochester Castle
– Richborough Castle
– Hever Castle and Anne Boleyn
– Dover Castle
– Sandgate Castle
– The Monastery of St. Augustine
– and Much More…

Chapter 5: Sussex
– Hastings Castle
– Battle Abbey
– Arundel Castle
– Chichester Cathedral
– and Much More…

Chapter 6: Hampshire
– Winchester Castle and Palace
– King Arthur’s Round Table
– Southhampton Castle nd Ancient Houses
– The Roman City of Silchester
– Christchurch Priory
– and Much More…

Chapter 7: Dorset
– Dorchester Castle and Priory
– Wimborne Minster
– Sherborne Abbey
– and Much More…

Chapter 8: Devonshire
– Exeter Castle
– Tavistock Abbey
– Lydford Castle
– Dartmouth Castle
– and Much More…

Chapter 9: Cornwall
– Mount St. Michael
– Tintagel Castle
– Carn-brea Castle
– and Much More…

Chapter 10: Channel Islands
– Castle Cornet, Guernsey
– The Isle of Alderney

Chapter 11: Somersetshire
– The Isle of Athelney and King Alfred’s Monastery
– Dunster Castle and Priory
– The Famous Abbey of Glastonbury
– and More…

About the Publisher:
The CGR Publishing Restoration Workshop uses a vast array of computers and digital scanners to restore, preserve, and enhance the classic works of writers and artists from the 19th century. Each new release includes display-quality covers, enlarged covers, and retro fonts. Select books include Dante’s Inferno Retro Hell-Bound Edition, Gustave Doré’s London: A Pilgrimage, The Complete Book of Birds, A Life of George Westinghouse, The Clock Book: A Detailed Illustrated Collection of Classic Clocks, The Aeroplane Speaks, and much more.

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