Britain's Best Historic Sites: From Prehistory to the Industrial Revolution by Tom Quinn
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Britain has rich deep veins of history reaching back thousands of years. There are so many different periods of interest that where to start is sometime baffling. In Britain's Best Historic Sites, Quinn has listed the 80 most significant or important sites and buildings that show the way that we have used and changed the landscape over the past 10,000 years. There is a little bit of everything in here; Iron Age hill forts, Roman castles and villas, cathedrals, stone circles, manor houses and even relatively modern industrial architecture.
The book has a potted history of some of the most significant sites around the UK and is accompanied by some beautiful photographs of them. Sadly with all books of this type, it suffers because of what had to be left out. The text is informative, though very brief, but it does proved good details on location and so you can discover these places for yourself.
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