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In the 20th century the decision over whether to preserve or replace its historic core gave the city fathers one of their greatest challenges. Chester was for many centuries the major urban centre in north-west England, often being at the forefront of national events, and encapsulated the nation's history in its fabric. This beautifully illustrated book explores the city through the ages and looks at the people who contributed to its intriguing story. Draws on studies of numerous archaeologists and historians, besides using the surviving historic fabric of the city.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781860774997
ISBN-10: 1860774997
Format: Hardback
(248mm x 172mm x 20mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Phillimore & Co Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Simon Ward

Simon Ward is a senior archaeologist with Chester City Council's Archaeology Service. He has undertaken numerous major excavations in Chester, including sites in the Roman fortress and civil settlement, the medieval Black Friary, and Chester Cathedral.

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