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A History of the County of Wiltshire :Cricklade and Environs Vol. XVIII (The Victoria History of the Counties of England)

By: Bainbridge, Virginia ;(ed)

Price: £87.00

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer: 2011

Seller ID: 56798

ISBN: 1904356184

Condition: As New


xvi + 313pp, inc. 51 figs, 22 maps, cloth, gilt imprint on spine, 4to as new Cricklade, the Anglo-Saxon borough fortified by Alfred against the Danes, is the market town at the heart of this volume. As a notorious rotten borough, its corruption influenced the passing of the 1832 Parliamentary Reform Act. The town and the surrounding parishes described here are bordered by Gloucestershire to the north and Swindon to the East. They extend along the upper Thames valley and over the Wiltshire claylands to the limestone ridge in the south. The royal forest of Braydon covered much of the area in th... View more info