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Tour LeicestershireLeicestershire and Rutland (Pevsner Buildings of England S.) Pevsner wrote that "Leicestershire is not a county of extremes" and agreed that "no other county in England surpasses Rutland for unspoiled quiet charm". The large and the small Midland counties possess a varied and rewarding range of buildings. Church architecture encompasses the classical Normanton, preserved in remote isolation from the flood of Rutland Water, to Market Harborough with its elegant medieval steeple, and a fine group of Victorian churches in Leicester. The major country houses include Belvoir Castle, Staunton Harold and Burley-on-the-Hill, while the more modest homes of the late nineteenth century include notable work by Ernest Gimson, Voysey and a garden city at Leicester by Parker & Unwin. Leicestershire also possesses fine modern buildings, from its architecturally progressive schools to the justly renowned buildings of Leicester University, dominated by Stirling & Gowan's Engineering Building. Tour Leicestershire.

Battlefields of LeicestershireBattlefields of Leicestershire Leicestershire has been the scene of many important battles. It is perhaps best known for the Battle of Bosworth Field, at which Richard III was defeated, and for its role during the English Civil War. There is much more to discover, though, and in this book Trevor Hickman uncovers the sites of battles that have taken place throughout history, as well as military sites - from skirmishes to the Vikings to Second World War airfields and gun emplacements. This book includes old and new photographs, engravings, paintings and maps and is sure to be an extremely useful source of information to locals and visitors alike. Tour Leicestershire.

Market Towns of Leicestershire and RutlandThe Market Towns of Leicestershire and Rutland (In Old Photographs S.) Trevor Hickman's new book draws on his unsurpassed collection of prints, engravings and photographs to capture bygone days in the nine market towns of his home county of Leicestershire. Leicester, before 1919, when it officially became a city, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Loughborough, Lutterworth, Hinckley, Ashby de la Zouch, Oakham and Uppingham are all included; and we explore their distinctive histories in the company of the county's foremost local historian.

The Battle of BosworthThe Battle of Bosworth (Sutton History Paperbacks) On the morning of the 22nd August 1485, to the sound of thundering hooves, gunshot, the clash of steel and the cries of men in battle, Richard III, King of England, lost his life and the Platangenet line came to an end. But what do we really know of the battle which became known as the Battle of Bosworth Field? How do we separate fact from legend when our knowledge is based on sources which are meagre, garbled or partisan? In this book the author provides as detailed and authoritative a reconstruction of the battle as is possible and aims to engage the reader in the actual "detective" work involved. Much of the fascination of the military clash itself lies in the dramatic events which led up to it. The author, therefore, provides the background of war and politics in the 30 years before Bosworth, focusing on the events and experiences which shaped the lives of the various combatants. This sets the stage for a detailed description of the political and military manoeuvres that reached their climax on the battlefield on 22 August 1485, and the way is prepared for a wide-ranging analysis of the meaning and significance of the battle of Bosworth in British History.

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