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First published in 2006 this fascinating book quickly became a 'classic.' Drawing on thirty-five years of experience gained from exploring the backwaters of his native region the author offers a fresh and lively view of its ancient legacies. The Anglo-Saxon period led to the formation of our modern society and is covered from the first settlers to the many conflicts that were to take place between the Saxon and Viking cultures. Perhaps the largest of all these was the 10th century Great Battle of Brunanburh for which there are strong arguments in favour of the site having been on the outskirts of Burnley and Colne — this is covered in detail. The mysteries of our past remain in the alignment of features within the landscape stretching from the moors of Burnley into the Yorkshire borderlands. Other facets of the area's history are explored including local kingdoms and boundaries, hill forts and other early defenses, ancient trackways, settlements and place-names. This well-illustrated book covers the local History of East Lancashire and Pennine West Yorkshire from pre-history to the Norman Invasion of 1066.
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Fine. Seller Inventory # GOR010714291
Book Description Barrowford Press, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 2006 Barrowford Press first edition paperback; Very Good, clean ex-library copy, with plate and usual stamps; in removable protective plastic sleeve; scarce item; UK dealer, immediate dispatch. Seller Inventory # 40at7t