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Riassunto: It is thought that Barnstaple is the oldest borough in England, dating back to the 900s. But it was the medieval period that most defined Barnstaple's history. Its location helped it to become a thriving trading centre, a base for merchants doing business with Europe, Ireland and the New World. The era of prosperity was interrupted by the Civil War, during which Barnstaple changed hands four times. Bullet holes from the skirmishes can still be found in some of Barnstaple's buildings. After the war, a period of development contributed to its continuing prosperity, particularly the construction of the railway in 1854. Barnstaple's status later declined as much of the woollen industry moved to other parts of the country and other, larger ports began to take the trade. However the twentieth century saw a resurgence of its fortunes, and as we move further into a new century, Barnstaple continues to flourish as the chief town of North Devon.
L'autore: Elizabeth was born and educated in Barnstaple. Her ancestors have lived in the town for at least 150 years and in North Devon for centuries. She has been interested in history for as long as she can remember and has written several articles, as well as the previous book on Barnstaple's history which she wrote with her co-author Denise Holton in 2004. She has been a volunteer at Barnstaple Heritage Centre for 13 years. Her work there includes leading tours of Barnstaple and researching and writing about the town's history. Denise has worked for Barnstaple Town Council since 1998 when the Heritage Centre opened and worked her way up to manager. A local historian, she has written several books of local history and publications for the Town Council. She has also set up and run the Barnstaple History Group and gives talks on local history. Both Elizabeth Hammett and Denise Holton live in Barnstaple.
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Descrizione libro Amberley Publishing, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0005355733