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: 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: 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: 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...] [$]

[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: Courtyard, Naworth Castle]

Courtyard, Naworth Castle

The story of the ill-planned rising of the Earls of Northumberland and Westmoreland has already been told. One of their associates was Leonard Dacre, who held the castle of Naworth, and gathered round him the ‘rank riders of the Borders.’ Elizabeth ordered him to be apprehended, and Lord Hundson set out from Berwick to join Lord Scroop at Carlisle, [...] the allegiance of the North for Queen Elizabeth, and dealt a decisive blow at the rebellion.” (p. 117) [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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