John Grundy's History of Northumberland, Hardback Book

John Grundy's History of Northumberland Hardback


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In this follow up to the author's hugely popular History of Newcastle, John Grundy turns his attention to the vast and beguiling history of Northumberland.

Drawing on his experience as a Listed Buildings Man, John traces the county's turbulent history with particular focus on the castles, mansions, houses and streets where people lived their lives and fought for survival.

Whether it be civil wars, invading armies, plague or poverty, the people of Northumberland have toughed it out throughout the centuries against all kind of challenges. However, one thing that has remained constant is the wild beauty of the place.

From its glorious coastline to the splendid market towns with their monuments, grand houses and fortifications, this vast county has the ability to both evoke the past while bringing pleasure to its current inhabitants - as well as millions of tourists every year. Featuring new attractive colour photographs this book will give you a greater appreciation of the place, its buildings and its people and provides the perfect companion to further explore the county.

John's journey to get to the heart of what it means to experience Northumberland has taken decades and, in this book, he wants to share with you a very personal take on why the county means so much to him.


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