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Gloucester: History You Can See

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Summary

This book explores the colorful and fascinating history of Gloucester through visible signs that it has left behind. It takes a fresh look at some of the city's well-known—and not so well-known—buildings, and is also a guide to some of the many statues, sculptures, plaques, and other memorials that can be found across the city. Tracing Gloucester's history from its Roman and monastic remains to the battle scars still in evident from the Civil War and the changes wrought by the Industrial Revolution, it also highlights the places connect with the rich, famous—and in some cases infamous—characters, including Ivor Gurney, Charles I, Bishop Hooper, and John Stafford-Smith. Including a map showing points of interest and a guided walk, this is a must-read for locals and visitors alike.

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