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: 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...] [$]

[picture: Much Wenlock Abbey.]

Much Wenlock Abbey.

A man stands smoking his pipe in the ruined arch of this ancient abbey. Sheep gaze on are much away at the grass growing in the ruins of the cloisters. The man is presumably a shepherd, although it’s not clear that his walking-stick [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: In Needwood Forest]

In Needwood Forest

“. . . the Roman road from leicester to Chester skirted the Forest of Needwood, and was held by a station at Uttoxeter” (p. 177) [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: Tutbury Castle]

Tutbury Castle

Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in this castle, which dated from Norman times or before, but was destroyed in the Civil War around the 1640s. Mary was imprisoned in a maediaeval tower. [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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