Monasteries and Landscape of the North York Moors and Wolds
By (author) Bryan Waites
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Monasteries and Landscape of the North York Moors and Wolds by Bryan Waites
Book DescriptionPerhaps no comparable area of England was as intensively settled by the great monastic houses as the north-east of Yorkshire, which contained Whitby Abbey, Guisborough, Bridlington and Rievaulx. However, this is the first comprehensive account of the monastic contribution to Yorkshire's development and landscape, providing a much-needed regional study for this topic. Incorporating a great deal of new material and including a comprehensive set of maps, the author considers the distribution of monastic lands, their growth, the policies of the houses and their wider influence on the area as a whole.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780752440996
(248mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Approximately 100 detailed period photographs from the Francis Frith archive with extended captions and full introduction are collected in this volume. Suitable for tourists, local historians and general readers, it includes a voucher for a free mounted print of any photograph shown in the book.
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Author Biography - Bryan Waites
Formerly principal lecturer and head of geography at Leicester Polytechnic, Bryan Waites is the author of many local-interest books, both on his native Yorkshire and on Leicestershire. He lives in Rutland.
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