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

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

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.

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: Furness Abbey.]

Furness Abbey.

[...] at the time of the Domesday survey [c. A.D. 1080] there was no county of Lancashire, but the three portions which the county now contains lay scattered. The district of Cartmell had been detached from Cumberland, and together with Amunderness, formed part of Yorkshire. The southern lands were held by the Crown, and tended to form part of the great earldom of Chester. [...] Stephen, before his accession [...] [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: Prestbury Old Hall]

Prestbury Old Hall

The best picture I could find online of this building (or what seems to be the same building) has a caption saying “it used to be the Priest’s House and is thought to date from the year [...] [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...] [$]


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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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