The Sutton Companion to Local History
By (author) Stephen Friar
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Sutton Companion to Local History by Stephen Friar
Book DescriptionGuided by Thomas Hardy's wise precept that 'it is better to know a little bit of the world remarkably well than to know a great part remarkable little', Stephen Friar has created an essential tool for all those interested in local history. With over 2000 entries, "The Companion to Local History" is the most comprehensive single-volume guide published to local history, archaeology, architecture and landscape. In an easy-to-use A-Z format, it answers many of the questions that arise in the course of local history research and travel and provides a starting point for further enquiries. Among the entries are obscure or specialised terms that crop up in old documents - forfang, heybote, escheat - as well as longer entries on, for example, the dissolution of the monasteries, place-names, education and genealogy. From each of the major entries, a detailed system of cross-referencing leads on to subsidiary entries exploring related topics or defining specialised terms. A guide to further reading and the addresses of major organisation of interest to local historians are also included. Whether you are looking for information on frankalmoign or forests, sheriffs or shrines, this carefully researched, clearly written and fully illustrated volume will certainly be your constant companion. Revealing an extraordinary depth of knowledge of the history all around us, Stephen Friar's book is a working reference book equally useful for the beginner and the experienced researcher. Stephen Friar is a writer and historian. His previous books include "The Companion to Heraldry", "The Companion to Churches", "The Companion to Cathedrals" and "Abbeys and The Companion to Castles", all published by The History Press.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750927239
(244mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephen Friar
Cathedrals and Abbeys, Paperback (February 2010)
Britain's cathedrals remain potent symbols of religious continuity. Their purpose was to reveal God's majesty, to declare the supremacy of the Church and the devotion of the men who built them. This title contains over 1,450 entries, together with lists of useful addresses. It covers subjects like architecture, liturgy, history and monasticism.
Sutton Companion to Cathedrals and Abbeys, Hardback (February 2007)
Abbeys and cathedrals are hugely appealing to all who love history, architecture, archaeology and heritage. This companion contains over 1,200 entries, covering the history and development of abbeys and cathedrals since the Anglo-Saxon period; monasticism, life in a monastery, monastic estates; canons and collegiate foundations; and more.
Sutton Companion to Castles, Paperback (February 2007)
Over one thousand castles were built in the century following the Norman Conquest. Most were constructed in the wake of the Conquest itself by the Norman lords and their allies as they took possession of their lands. This title offers an encyclopedic knowledge of various aspects of castles.
Sutton Companion to Churches, Paperback (November 2003)» View all books by Stephen Friar
A comprehensive guide to churches dating from the post Roman period to the present day. It covers such subjects as architecture, fittings and furnishings, decorative and allegorical features, stained glass, heraldry, traditions and customs, ecclesiastical history, and the role of the church in its community.
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Author Biography - Stephen Friar
Stephen Friar is a writer and lecturer on local history and heraldry. His books include 'The Sutton Companion to Heraldry', 'The Sutton Companion to Castles' and 'The Sutton Companion to the English Parish Church'. He lives in Dorset.
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