This book tells the story of Hereford in breadth and depth, including bringing the results of recent research and archaeological investigation to a wider readership. Some chapters cover Hereford’s story in broadly chronological order, while others address particular themes. Alongside more familiar aspects of the city’s history – for example, how it fared in the Civil War, the foundation and history of the cathedral, the navigation of the Wye – there is new material on Saxon Hereford, medieval trade, Georgian Hereford and the activities of freehold land societies in the Victorian period.
There is also information on less well known aspects of the city’s past, including Hereford’s prominence as a great centre of scientific and other learning at the end of the twelfth century, and the use of the city as a base by Simon de Montfort, and also by Prince Henry in the wars with Owain Glyn Dwr.
Whether you are familiar with Hereford’s history or completely new to it, there is much here to interest, intrigue and surprise.
Paperback | 336 pages | 242 x 171 mm | 2016
Over 160 colour and 50 b&w illustrations