The Little History of EssexThe Little History of EssexThe Little History of EssexThe Little History of Essex



There is nothing 'little' about the history of Essex! However, this small volume condenses that fascinating, rich history into a collection of stories and facts that will make you marvel at the events our county has witnessed.

Author: Judith Williams

Publisher: History Press

ISBN: 0750970413

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Page: 192

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There is nothing 'little' about the history of Essex! However, this small volume condenses that fascinating, rich history into a collection of stories and facts that will make you marvel at the events our county has witnessed. Discover the development of ship building at Harwich, the silk and woollen industries in central Essex, the fortunes of Chelmsford and Colchester and the rise of seaside resorts at Southend and Clacton. Take a journey through Essex's historic struggles and celebrations or jump in to the era of your choice to discover the who, what and why of our county's history.

The Little History of EssexThe Little History of Essex



The University Grants Committee approved the application to establish a university in Essex in 1962. Essex County Council donated a 200-acre site at ...

Author: Judith Williams

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750985147

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Page: 192

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There is nothing ‘little’ about the history of Essex! However, this small volume condenses that fascinating, rich history into a collection of stories and facts that will make you marvel at the events our county has witnessed. Discover the development of ship building at Harwich, the silk and woollen industries in central Essex, the fortunes of Chelmsford and Colchester and the rise of seaside resorts at Southend and Clacton. Take a journey through Essex’s historic struggles and celebrations or jump in to the era of your choice to discover the who, what and why of our county’s history.

The Little History of the East EndThe Little History of the East End



Written by an East Ender with a love of her roots, The Little History of the East End is an engaging look at the area’s history through the people that made it, one that will enthral and surprise both residents and visitors alike.

Author: Dee Gordon

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750995788

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Page: 192

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The modern history of London’s East End has been well-documented – but what of its ancient roots? From embryonic beginnings in the Stone Age, through Roman rule and civil wars, all the way to its jam-packed twentieth-century timeline, the East End has always been a place of innovation, diversity and change. Written by an East Ender with a love of her roots, The Little History of the East End is an engaging look at the area’s history through the people that made it, one that will enthral and surprise both residents and visitors alike.

Voices from History Essex Land GirlsVoices from History Essex Land Girls



This book includes not only interviews with some of the last surviving land "girls," but a wealth of material unearthed in diaries, letters, and in the stories handed down from one generation to the next about women in Essex who were, ...

Author: Dee Gordon

Publisher: History Press

ISBN: 075096152X

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Page: 192

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As much as 70 per cent of Essex is agricultural, and given its proximity to the capital it is not surprising that so many members of the Women’s Land Army found themselves on Essex farms and in Essex fields during the two world wars, doing their bit to make sure that Britain did not starve.This book not only includes interviews with some of the last surviving land ‘girls’ but also contains a wealth of material unearthed in diaries, letters and in the stories handed down from one generation to the next about women in Essex who were, literally, wearing the trousers. They were not all local girls, and many arrived from the cities never having seen a cow or a tractor before. But the British spirit persevered, and the wit and camaraderie that served us so well during those tumultuous years shines through in every story.

The history and antiquities of the round church at Little Maplestead Essex Preceded by an historical sketch of the CrusadesThe history and antiquities of the round church at Little Maplestead Essex Preceded by an historical sketch of the Crusades



By me , GEORGE HARPER , ( L.S. ) This property The Manor of Little Maplestead ... of the Earl of Essex , the celebrated favourite of Queen Elizabeth .

Author: William Wallen

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ISBN: OXFORD:591025209

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The Little History of OxfordshireThe Little History of Oxfordshire



The Parliamentarians under the command of the Earl of Essex made camp at Islip. By June they were ready to attack Oxford. The Royalists had abandoned their ...

Author: Paul Sullivan

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750991032

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Page: 224

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OXFORDSHIRE is the hive to which great artists, scientists, thinkers and warlords have swarmed for 2,000 years. You will be amazed at how many historical figures have enjoyed or suffered their defining moments in this exciting and interesting county. From flint arrowheads to RAF bases, from the Ridgeway to the M40, and from the Roman Conquest to the Cold War, this book tells the story of Oxfordshire’s diverse people and their trades, triumphs and tribulations. The history of Oxfordshire is, indeed, the history of England in miniature, and Paul Sullivan shares it in all its glory in this well-researched book.

The Little History of SuffolkThe Little History of Suffolk



... the River Gipping from Stowmarket to Ipswich, a stretch of some 16 miles. ... from Bishop's Stortford in Essex to Lakenheath, and from Bury St Edmunds ...

Author: Sarah E. Doig

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750990141

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Page: 192

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If we scratch beneath the surface of the Suffolk we know today, there are numerous surprising, touching and alarming tales which bring to life the rich history of this county. The Little History of Suffolk reveals the devastating effect of the dissolution of the monasteries, the decline of the once-booming cloth trade, drastic erosion of the coastline, and the disappearance of large country houses and estates. Here you will also find the rise of the chic Victorian seaside resorts, the captains of the brewing and iron industries who put Suffolk firmly on the post-industrial revolution map, and the key wartime role the county played over many centuries. No corner of Suffolk is left unturned in this small book with a huge punch.

The Little History of CornwallThe Little History of Cornwall



Fighting back under the command of the Earl of Essex, the Parliamentarians again crossed the Tamar in 1644. Despite reaching as far as Bodmin and torching ...

Author: Paul Wreyford

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750989435

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Page: 192

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There is nothing ‘little’ about the history of Cornwall! However, this small volume condenses that fascinating, rich history into a collection of stories and facts that will make you marvel at the events the county has witnessed. Discover Henry VIII’s plan to protect the county from invasion from Catholic Europe, the important development of tin mining on the north coast and the rise of seaside resorts all around the county. Take a journey through Cornwall’s historic struggles and celebrations or jump in to the era of your choice to discover the who, what and why of Cornish history.

The Hidden History of Essex Law SchoolThe Hidden History of Essex Law School



The newspaper accounts always identified him as an Essex graduate. Somewhere along the line he received the sobriquet of “The Little Pistil,” a title he did ...

Author: Edward J. Bander

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781426930782

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Page: 295

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When law librarian Tom Jones is tapped by Dean Oberal to write the history for the one-hundred-year anniversary celebration of Essex Law School, he takes his assignment seriously. He soon discovers that the task will involve many challenges and will reveal even more surprises. Such is the case when Tom interviews Mary McCarthy, who served as the secretary to the schools founder, Dean Seth Adams. Mary is a legend at the school, and she says that the history Tom is writing wont reflect half of what she really knows. Mary reveals some interesting information about her relationship with Adams. Tom also calls on Caleb Cushing, the schools oldest alumnus, who believes he graduated in either 1910 or 1911. Cushing not only has flavorful stories to tell about his law career, but is also a colorful character in his own right. As Tom pulls together the pieces from the schools one hundred years, he learns some tidbits that might not be fit to print. For Tom, this project provides an eye-opening glimpse into the legal world of academia with a sidelight into its interesting social aspects.

Essex and Middle RiverEssex and Middle River



Martinak , George J. A Short History of Essex and Middle River . Baltimore : self - published , 1963 . National Fire Sprinkler Association INTRODUCTION The ...

Author: M. Linda Martinak

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738553042

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Page: 95

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The origins of Essex and Middle River can be traced back to the early 1800s, though Essex did not attain an official community name until 1908. The area grew rapidly, particularly because of the Glenn L. Martin Company, which employed more than 53,000 residents during World War II.

A Little History Of British GardeningA Little History Of British Gardening



He gave advice to the Chancellor, Lord Clarendon, to the Earl of Arlington and the Earl of Essex at Cassiobury in Hertfordshirc. Arthur Capel.

Author: Jenny Uglow

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448104963

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Page: 352

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Did the Romans have rakes? Did the monks get muddy? Did the potato seem really, really weird when it arrived on our shores? This lively 'potted' history of gardening in Britain takes us on a garden tour from the thorn hedges around prehistoric settlements to the rage for ornamental grasses and 'outdoor rooms' today. It tracks down the ordinary folk who worked the earth - the apprentice boys and weeding women, the florists and nursery gardeners - as well as aristocrats and grand designers and famous plant-hunters. Coloured by Jenny Uglow's own love for plants, and brought to life in the many vivid illustrations, it deals not only with flowery meads, grottoes and vistas, landscapes and ha-has, parks and allotments, but tells you, for example, how the Tudors made their curious knots; how housewives used herbs to stop freckles; how the suburbs dug for victory in World War II. With a brief guide to particular historic or evocative gardens open to the public, this is a book to put in your pocket when planning a summer day out - but also to read in your deckchair with a glass of cold wine, when dead-heading is simply too much.