The Story of Some English Shires (page 1/4)


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[picture: The book cover for ``The Story of Some English Shires'']

Title: The Story of Some English Shires

Author: Creighton, Mandell

City: London

Date: 1897

Total items: 13

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Stokesay Castle]

Stokesay Castle

“Shropshire is one of the most picturesque, as it is one of the most interesting, of English counties, possessing an interest of its own, as being the border-land between England and Wales, and associated with all the scenes of their unequal contest. It owes its picturesqueness and its historical interest to the same causes; it is the district where [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: The Bridge at Durham]

The Bridge at Durham

Etched by J.C. Varrall from a drawing by Thomas Hearne in the British Museum. Walter & Boutall ph. sc. [more...] [$]

[picture: Edgar's Gateway, Worcester]

Edgar’s Gateway, Worcester

The engraving (signed Whymper) is of Edgar Tower, also known as St Mary’s Gate, an arched and defended stone tower guarding a gateway in the city wall. It was thought to have been build in the 10th Century by Edgar, but in fact is now believed to be slightly more recent (14th century). [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Wycliffe's Pulpit at Lutterworth]

Wycliffe’s Pulpit at Lutterworth

Today John Wycliffe is remembered most for his translation of the Bible; he preached from this stone pulpit in Lutterworth Church. [more...] [$]

[picture: Hinchinbrook House, Huntingdon]

Hinchinbrook House, Huntingdon

Queen Elizabeth I was entertained here in 1564 by the owner and original builder, Henry, grandson of one Morgan Williams of Glamorganshire, wife to the sister of Oliver Comwell. The house was sold in [...] [more...] [$]


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Ambleside ·Barrow-in-Furness ·Brampton ·Cambridgeshire ·Cheshire ·Cumberland ·Cumbria ·Durham ·Hinchinbrooke ·Huntingdon ·Leciestershire ·Lutterworth ·Much Wenlock ·Needwood Forest ·Prestbury ·Shropshire ·Staffordshire ·Stokesay ·Tutbury ·Westmorland ·Worcester ·Worcestershire ·none

Pictures from The Story of Some English Shires by Mandell Creighton, D.D., Lord Bishop of London (1843 – 1901). My copy says there were one hundred and fifty copies made.

There is also an entry in the Nuttall Encyclopædia for Mandell Creighton.


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