The Traveller's Guide: Or, English Itinerary: Containing ... Descriptions of All the Counties, Cities ... Etc. and Their Exact Distance from London ... The Whole Comprising a Complete Topography of England and Wales. To which are Prefixed, General Observations on Great Britain, Volume 1

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J. Cundee, 1805 - Great Britain
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A really great read - in small bits especially those where you have been or where you live. It raises so many questions and openings for more research, as I found when I turned to it for the only explanation of Buck Kirk in Cumbria

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Page 473 - ... and in so much that they are not well contented therewith. But if it please our Lord, I will help you to govern them better than they have been governed in time past.' King Richard then answered him, ' Fair cousin, since it pleaseth you, it pleaseth us well...
Page 331 - THE TRINITY HOUSE' shall mean the master wardens and assistants of the guild, fraternity, or brotherhood of the most glorious and undivided Trinity and of St. Clement in the parish of Deptford Strond in the county of Kent...
Page 709 - This day was more observed by people going a maying than for divers years past, and indeed much sin committed by wicked meetings with fiddlers, drunkenness, ribaldry, and the like ; great resort came to Hyde Park, many hundreds of coaches and gallants in attire, but most shameful powdered hair men, and painted and spotted women.
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Page 608 - Normans now prepared themselves for this important decision ; but the aspect of things, on the night before the battle, was very different in the two camps. The English spent the time in riot, and jollity, and disorder ; the Normans, in silence, and in prayer, and in the other functions of their religion.
Page 197 - The steeple is most singular; the tower being a square within a square, the upper-part set diagonally within the lower. The inside of the church is handsome and spacious; the centre supported by four large and fine clustered pillars, the west part more modern than the rest, and the pillars octagonal. The choir is beautiful, surrounded with stalls, whose tops and pillars are finely carved with foliage. Under a small arch, on the north side of the altar, lies a...
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