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Defending Leicestershire and Rutland

Author : Mike Osborne
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Leicestershire and Rutland, occupying the area between the Great North Road and Watling Street have seen the movement of armies from Roman times to the Civil War, with the decisive battles of Bosworth and Naseby fought within or close to their borders. The Victorian era saw the development of both the regular and volunteer forces that would later fight in two world wars, while the development of military flight in both defensive and offensive roles was a twentieth-century theme. Leicestershire and Rutland witnessed defense against the Zeppelins in the First World War; jet engines and US airborne forces in the Second World War; and elements of Britain's nuclear deterrent during the Cold War. The eavesdroppers of the 'Y' Service at Beaumanor Hall provided much of the raw material for Bletchley Park's code-breakers during the Second World War. Evidence of this military activity is visible in the landscape: castles of earthwork, stone or brick; barracks and volunteer drill halls; airfields, missile sites and munitions factories; pillboxes, observer corps posts and bunkers. This book places sites into their social, political, historical and military contexts, as well as figures such as William the Conqueror, Richard III, and Oliver Cromwell.

Defending Nottinghamshire

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This book examines the impact of military events on Nottinghamshire’s landscape from prehistoric hill forts to Cold War bunkers. Straddling the valley of the Trent, Nottinghamshire has long enjoyed a strategic importance as a frontier region in the early days of the Roman conquest, and during the struggles between the emerging Saxon kingdoms and the Danes. The Normans built castles to pacify the land, as did the kings and barons involved in the dynastic struggles which characterised long periods of medieval times. Throughout the Civil War it provided a battleground for Parliamentarian forces seeking to sever the Royalist communications centred on Newark-upon-Trent. In the twentieth century it provided training camps for Kitchener’s New Armies, munitions factories, and both training and operational airfields. This book describes the evidence, function and purpose of defensive structures and records survivals.

History gazetteer and directory of Leicestershire and Rutland

Author : William White
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Presbyterianism Defended A lecture etc

Author : William CAMPBELL (Presbyterian Minister at Pietermaritzburg.)
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History Gazetteer and Directory of Leicestershire and the Small County of Rutland

Author : William White (of Sheffield.)
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The Family Topographer The midland circuit Derbyshire Leicestershire Lincolnshire Northamptonshire Nottinghamshire Rutlandshire Warwickshire 1835

Author : Samuel Tymms
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Leicestershire Rutland

Author : Charles James Billson
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Leicestershire and Rutland Place names

Author : Anthony Poulton-Smith
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This dictionary of Leicestershire and Rutland place-names examines their origins and meanings. It includes not only towns, villages and hamlets, but also rivers, streams, hills, fields and woods, as well as streets, buildings and public houses. A comprehensive description of the origin and evolution of each name is given, bringing to life the history of the place in a new and remarkably revealing way. Few are aware of the background of the names that are part of our everyday language, and Anthony Poulton-Smith uncovers this aspect of Leicestershire and Rutland's rich history to great effect.

Leicestershire and Rutland Notes and Queries and Antiquarian Gleaner

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Leicestershire and Rutland Notes and Queries and Antiquarian Gleaner

Author : John Spencer
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The Birds of Leicestershire Rutland Report for

Author : Leicestershire and Rutland Ornithological Society
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The Agrarian History of England and Wales 1500 1640 edited by Joan Thirsk

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The Parliamentary Register

Author : Great Britain. Parliament
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The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803

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Includes information from the Norman conquest through the 1st session of the 2d Parliament.

Cobbett s Parliamentary History of England

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The Clique

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The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803

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Cobbett s Parliamentary History of England

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Cobbett s Parliamentary History of England from the Norman Conquest in 1066 to the Year 1803 from which Last mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled Cobbett s Parliamentary Debates

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The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803

Author : William Cobbett
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