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: 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: 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: 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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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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