English Battlefields: 500 Battlefields That Shaped English History (BOK)

Michael Rayner

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England has been fought over for centuries, by invaders and in civil wars. The sites of these desperate struggles are as varied as the reasons they were fought over, be they fields, towns or fortresses, by land, sea or air. These haunted acres are places of commemoration, memory and, above all, history. These are the places where history was made, and as such they form a crucial part of the historic environment. By 'reading' them like any other form of historical evidence, much can be learned about the events which took place there. Through stripping away later features and land use with an eye for the ground, the battlefield historian can, with the use of contemporary accounts, archaeology and military history, reconstruct the events which have shaped the present. In this ground-breaking volume, covering over 500 battlefields, Michael Rayner unravels these various strands and weaves them back together to give clear, concise accounts of the battles which shaped England.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2006 Forfatter Michael Rayner
ISBN 9780752441672
Dimensjoner 15,7cm x 23,5cm x 4,2cm Vekt 725 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form British & Irish history, Battles & campaigns