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Lichfield Through Time

Series: Through Time

Publication Date15th March 2013

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations182

Height234

Width165

This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Lichfield has changed and developed over the last century.
£15.99
Availability: In stock
ISBN
9781445609508

The Romans and Celts were familiar with Lichfield but the Saxons put it on the map. St Chad built a church in Lichfield after bringing his bishopric of Mercia here in the seventh century, and the first cathedral was constructed soon afterwards. Lichfield became a county in 1553, with the office of Sheriff of Lichfield, a position which continues today. During the English Civil War the Royalist stronghold was besieged twice, the second time resulting in the collapse of the cathedral's central spire. Later centuries saw Lichfield become a city famous for its intellectuals. Among the most famous were Erasmus Darwin, David Garrick, Anna Seward and, possibly most famous of them all, Dr Samuel Johnson. Within these pages not only is there a comparison to be made between old and new views, but also glimpses into some of the lives of people who have contributed to this delightful city.

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