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: Wordsworth's House, Rydal Mount]

Wordsworth’s House, Rydal Mount

“It is needless to speak of the glory shed over the Lake Country by the pen of Wordsworth, who gave an abiding expression to the influence which the varying moods of nature could exercise over the mind which frnkly lent itself to their charm. But, besides his descriptions of natural scenery, Wordsworth has also caught the historic character of the [...] by a simple and independent life. Yet his pen tended to sweep away their last remains—he made the Lakes a place of fashionable resort, and thereby drew them from their primitive isolation and made them part and parcel of the world around. As villas arose the old farmers disappeared; their land became valuable for building sites; they sold it, and disappeared from their ancestral homes. When the poet Gray visited Grassmere he found it inhabited by twenty-six dalesmen. It may be doubted if at the present day more than two or three survive.” (p. 135) [more...] [$]

[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: 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: 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: 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...] [$]


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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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