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The Little History of Oxfordshire

By Paul Sullivan

9780750988025

ISBN: 9780750988025

Published: 01-02-2019


The Little History of Oxfordshire

By Paul Sullivan

ISBN: 9780750988025

Published: 01-02-2019

About This Book

There is nothing ‘little’ about the history of Oxfordshire – with its close links to royalty, government and academia, it has taken a front-seat on the rollercoaster of English history. However, this small volume condenses that fascinating, rich history into a highly readable form. Oxfordshire has produced some of the country’s leading artists, scientists and politicians, but it has also been a dangerous borderland between feuding Saxon and Viking kingdoms, and the arena of some of the most decisive battles in the English Civil War. These often strange-but-true anecdotes and characters relate the most interesting history from the county’s major towns, villages and dreaming spires.

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