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Secret Knaresborough - Paul Chrystal

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Title
Secret Knaresborough
Author
Paul Chrystal
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Amberley Publishing
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20140915

Knaresborough has many secrets, and as you walk down the streets you are walking through history. There are clear reminders of the town's past everywhere, waiting for you to stop, look and listen to their intriguing stories. Situated on the River Nidd, this town, famous for its market and spa, has witnessed many of the key episodes of English history. Granted a castle by William the Conqueror, the town went on to house, among others, John of Gaunt, Mary Shipton and Guy Fawkes. As well as Knaresborough's famous locals, the surrounding landscape also has significance. The caves, woods and rivers that frame the town each have their own stories.On a journey through this ancient market town, local historian Paul Chrystal recounts these untold tales. A history that spans centuries, these stories offer an intriguing insight into the area, as well as showcasing the role Knaresborough has played in British history. You may think you know Knaresborough, but take a look around and you will find more than you could possibly imagine.

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Paul Chrystal was educated at the Universities of Hull and Southampton where he took degrees in Classics and wrote his MPhil thesis on attitudes to women in Roman love poetry. He appears regularly on BBC local radio the World Service as well as publishing features for national newspapers and history magazines. He has been history advisor for a number of York tourist attractions and is the author of many books on a wide range of subjects, including histories of northern places focussing on Yorkshire, social histories of tea, chocolate and confectionery and various aspects of classical literature and Roman history. Paul lives near York and is married with three grown up children.

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Knaresborough (England) - History.|Knaresborough (England) - Social life and customs.|Knaresborough (England) - Social conditions.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
96

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