Lichfield: A Potted History
Series: A Potted History
- Teresa Gilmore
15th February 2025
The Staffordshire city of Lichfield has a wealth of history much of which is reflected in its many historic buildings and landmarks. Famous as the birthplace of the esteemed writer Dr Samuel Johnson, other notable people who lived in the city were the eighteenth-century actor and playwright David Garrick and Erasmus Darwin, the grandfather of Charles Darwin.
In this book, author and Lichfield tour guide Teresa Gilmore takes readers on a fascinating exploration of the city’s history right through the centuries. Historical and archaeological sources are used to provide a comprehensive background to this cathedral city. The author delves into haunts, both visible and hidden, to uncover what happened when. Readers will be able to discover what still remains of the different historical eras that give Lichfield its unique character.
The city was established with the arrival of St. Chad in the seventh century, but what was there before? Why did St Chad choose this location? How did it grow and develop into the modern city? Why was it so heavily contested over during the English Civil War? Answers to these questions and many more can be found in 'Lichfield: A Potted History'.
Illustrated throughout, this engaging and informative portrait will be of great interest to residents, visitors and all those with links to the city.