The Book of English Place Names

The Book of English Place Names

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Take a journey down winding lanes and Roman roads in this witty and informative guide to the meanings behind the names of England's towns and villages. From Celtic farmers to Norman conquerors, right up to the Industrial Revolution, deciphering our place names reveals how generations of our ancestors lived, worked, travelled and worshipped, and how their influence has shaped our landscape. From the most ancient sacred sites to towns that take their names from stories of giants and knights, learn how Roman garrisons became our great cities, and discover how a meeting of the roads could become a thriving market town. Region by region, Caroline Taggart uncovers hidden meanings to reveal a patchwork of tall tales and ancient legends that collectively tells the story of how we made England.... an em or 49 ending, especially when preceded by a possessive a#39;s, often means a#39;islanda#39; (see CHERYa€” SEY, RAMSEY and many others). ... The fact that the A3 now mus through the middle probably accounts for the lack of recent sightings.


Title:The Book of English Place Names
Author: Caroline Taggart
Publisher:Random House - 2011-06-08
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