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The Ancient Ways of Wessex

Author : Alexander Langlands
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The Ancient Ways of Wessex tells the story of Wessex’s roads in the early medieval period, at the point at which they first emerge in the historical record. This is the age of the Anglo-Saxons and an era that witnessed the rise of a kingdom that was taken to the very brink of defeat by the Viking invasions of the ninth century. It is a period that goes on to become one within which we can trace the beginnings of the political entity we have come to know today as England. In a series of ten detailed case studies the reader is invited to consider historical and archaeological evidence, alongside topographic information and ancient place-names, in the reconstruction of the networks of routeways and communications that served the people and places of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex. Whether you were a peasant, pilgrim, drover, trader, warrior, bishop, king or queen, travel would have been fundamental to life in the early middle ages and this book explores the physical means by which the landscape was constituted to facilitate and improve the movement of people, goods and ideas from the seventh through to the eleventh centuries. What emerges is a dynamic web of interconnecting routeways serving multiple functions and one, perhaps, even busier than that in our own working countryside. A narrative of transition, one of both of continuity and change, provides a fresh and alternative window into the everyday workings of an early medieval landscape through the pathways trodden over a millennium ago.

Ancient Trackways of Wessex

Author : Harold William Timperley
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Ancient Peoples and Places WESSEX

Author : GLYN DANIEL
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The New Wessex Selection of Thomas Hardy s Poetry

Author : Thomas Hardy
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Travels in Wessex

Author : DOUGLAS. STUCKEY
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The Conquest of Wessex in the Sixth Century

Author : Gordon J. Copley
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Sexual Tyranny in Wessex

Author : Gayla R. Steel
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Folklore's ancient witch and demon figures fascinate us as they continue to materialize in literature with a vitality belying their age. Seeing these folkloric images as crucial metaphors in Hardy's works - as manifest expressions of human sexual aggression and as archetypal projections from his characters' unconscious - this study explores the tyranny they exercise over their victims. The book also vigorously pursues the astonishing truths Hardy unearths through these shape-shifting energies and through his use of related folk beliefs such as omens, weather lore, and healing rituals that draw the reader irresistibly into his charmed Wessex world.

Ancient Trackways of Wessex With Plates Maps and a Folding Map

Author : Harold William Timperley
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Wessex to 1000 AD

Author : Barry Cunliffe
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Wessex -- the ancient counties of Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire and Berkshire -- is remarkable for its economic and social cohesion as a region, and for the extraordinary wealth of its ancient remains. In this authoritative survey, Barry Cunliffe sets the great monuments and famous sites in their full cultural context. His chief concern, however, is to interpret the landscape of the region, and the people who over so many centuries created it. In his hands it becomes an archaeological artefact as eloquent as Avebury and Stonehenge themselves.

The Wessex Heathland

Author : Ralph Wightman
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Ancient Trackways of Wessex

Author : Harold William Timperley
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Thomas Hardy s Wessex Scene

Author : Clive Holland
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A study of Dorsetshire & the surrounding territory that Hardy called "Wessex" in his novel. Compares the actual locales with the literary license the author took in fictionalizing them. Illus.

Edward Wessex s Crown and Country

Author : Caroline Allen
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In this text, HRH Prince Edward takes the reader on a journey through the history of London's royal connections and explains the architectural heritage of some of the world's most cherished royal landmarks.

The Wessex Novels Far from the madding crowd

Author : Thomas Hardy
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Wessex Tales and A Group of Noble Dames

Author : Thomas Hardy
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Secret meetings, narrow escapes, midnight smuggling, lost opportunities and startling discoveries - just a few of the ingredients in this selection of tales from one of the greatest of English storytellers.

Thomas Hardy s Wessex

Author : Hermann Lea
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Wessex Tales

Author : Thomas Hardy
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Bath and the Rest of Wessex

Author : Barry W. Cunliffe
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A corpus of sculpture from Bath and the central southern English counties.

An Inventory of the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Selkirkshire

Author : Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland
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The Return of Wessex Thomas Hardy s Dog

Author : H. S. L. Dewar
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"Thomas Hardy's fiery, faithful little dog, Wessex returns to the scene of his earthly activities and, recalling in ghostly memory actual facts of his existence, explains them from his point of view ..."--Introduction, p. 5.