Exploring History in and Around Derbyshire
This book offers a wide-ranging exploration of the character and landscape of Derbyshire and its surrounds. It is fully illustrated with photographs that capture the atmosphere of the County.
In a series of informative, well-illustrated chapters this book vividly brings to life aspects of bygone times from misty Celtic twilight to more modern times.
Meet medieval England's architect-in-chief, a man whose real life rags to riches story rivals that of his contemporary Dick Whittington. Find out how Derbyshire's farmers led a rural revolution.
Tread the packhorse trail. Hear strange reports of tree climbing rabbits and of pigs decked out in ribbons and bows. Discover the achievements of a Derbyshire man with a claim to being Britain's finest sculptor.
This is serious history with the lightest of touches that will be enjoyed by anyone who takes more than a passing interest in local history.
About the Author
Richard Stone worked as a civil servant and management consultant before taking up writing and now indulges a lifelong interest in history and the countryside as a freelance writer and broadcaster.
He has deep roots in Derbyshire (at least eight generations) and a strong sense of place. Writing enables him to share his enthusiasm for the area's rich and varied heritage.
He has had many books published on the region.
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