Abbeys, Castles, and Ancient Halls of England and Wales Volume 2: Midland – Restored Edition


Release date: September 7, 2021
Author: John Timbs
Length: 592 Pages
Black and White with Glossy Color Cover
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1592182237 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 continues in the Midland regions.

Volume 2 in the three-part set of this rare historical series about abbeys, castles, and ancient halls continues in the Midland and features locations and structures from Wiltshire, Berkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Hereford, and more.

• 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: Wiltshire
– Sarum Castle
– Wardour Castle
– Lacock Abbey
– Avebury, Stonehenge, and Silbury Hill
– and Much More…

Chapter 2: Berkshire
– Windsor Castle and its Romances
– Wallingford Castle
– Donnington Castle, and the Battles of Newbury
– and Much More…

Chapter 3: Buckinghamshire
– Borstall Tower
– Stowe
– and Much More…

Chapter 4: Hertfordshire
– Waltham Castle
– The Abbey of St, Alban
– Herford Castle
– Sopwell Nunnery
– Cassiobury
– and Much More…

Chapter 5: Suffolk
– Dunwich Swallowed Up by the Sea
– Framlingham Castle
– Wingfield Castle
– The Roman Castle of the Burgh
– and Much More…

Chapter 6: Norfolk
– Norwich Castle
– Thetford Priory
– Rising Castle
– Caistor Castle
– and Much More…

Chapter 7: Huntingdon and Cambridgeshire
– Kimbolton Castle
– Ramsey Abbey and its Learned Monks
– Cambridge and its Colleges
– and Much More…

Chapter 8: Bedfordshire
– Ampthill Castle
– Dunstable and its Priory
– Luton-Hoo, its Gothic Chapel
– Bedford Castle
– and Much More…

Chapter 9: Northhamptonshire
– The Castle of Northampton
– Queen Eleanor’s Cross
– The Castle of Fotheringhay
– The Battlefield of Naseby
– and Much More…

Chapter 10: Rutlandshire
– Oakham Castle
– Normanton Park

Chapter 11: Leicestershire
– Ashby-de-la-Zouch Castle
– Leicester Castle
– Donington Park and Langley Park
– and More…

Chapter 12: Warwickshire
– Warwick Castle and Guy’s Cliff
– Coventry Castle
– Comb Abbey
– Priory of Kenilworth
– and Much More…

Chapter 13: Oxfordshire
– Oxford Castle
– Shirbourn Castle, Oxon
– Blenheim Palace and Park
– Dorchester Priory
– Oseney Abbey
– and Much More…

Chapter 14: Gloucestershire
– Thornbury Castle
– Berkeley Castle
– Tewkesbury Abbey
– and Much More…

Chapter 15: Monmouthshire
– Llanthoney Abbey
– Ragland Castle
– and Much More…

Chapter 16: Hereford and Worcestershire
– The Castle of Wigmore
– The Abbey of Evensham
– Dudley Castle

Chapter 17: Staffordshire and Shropshire
– Stafford and its Castles
– Tutbury Castle
– Chartley Castle
– and Much 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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