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Historic England: Canterbury Philip MacDougall

Historic England: Canterbury By Philip MacDougall

Historic England: Canterbury by Philip MacDougall

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An illustrated history of one of Britain's finest cities - Canterbury. Using photographs taken from the unique Historic England Archive.

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Historic England: Canterbury: Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England by Philip MacDougall

This illustrated history portrays one of England's finest cities. It provides a nostalgic look at Canterbury's past and highlights the special character of some of its most important historic sites. The photographs are taken from the Historic England Archive, a unique collection of over 12 million photographs, drawings, plans and documents covering England's archaeology, architecture, social and local history. Pictures date from the earliest days of photography to the present and cover subjects from Bronze Age burials and medieval churches to cinemas and seaside resorts. Canterbury's history stretches back to the Romans and the foundation of the first cathedral in England in the seventh century. It became a renowned pilgrim centre following the murder of Thomas Becket in the cathedral in 1170, developing into one of the most important cities in medieval England. Canterbury also prospered through the textile industry, welcoming many French Huguenots. Although extensively damaged during aerial bombardment during the Second World War, this historic city today retains much of its ancient fabric alongside the newly developed areas of the town including the University of Kent, which was founded in 1965. This book will help you to discover Canterbury's remarkable history.

About Philip MacDougall

Philip MacDougall writes books for Amberley on southern England, but with a particular interest in the military and naval complexes that arose in and around South Hampshire (especially Portsmouth), coastal Sussex (especially Chichester) and Kent (especially Medway). As a social historian, he is interested in the people and the resources of those areas and the support provided for each of those military complexes. Possibly that interest was first sparked by having a distant ancestor who served as Nelson's secretary during the 1790s and who first joined the future Admiral at the Great Nore anchorage and which lies off North Kent. As well as the author of a number of published books, Philip has contributed biographical material on selected naval officers for the widely-acclaimed Dictionary of National Biography. A speaker at events, both local and national, he offers a wide-range of talks connected with the books he has written.

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Historic England: Canterbury: Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England by Philip MacDougall
Used - Very Good
Amberley Publishing
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