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The Border Holds of Northumberland, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 584 Seiten
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Excerpt from The Border Holds of Northumberland, Vol. 1 Under even present conditions, a provincial historian, before he can commence painting on a broad canvas, is more or less obliged, if he possesses a conscience, to manufacture his own pigments, and the drudgery of the process cannot fail both to dry up the springs of his imagination and seriously to impair his sense of perspective and proportion. The Border Holds is a mere compilation of facts, documentary and architectural, gathered together for the purpose of saving myself and other students of medieval Northumberland, from the trouble of carting a whole library about the county, when we visit the shattered relics of that proud array of more than three hundred castles, fortalices, towers, peles, bastle houses and barmkins, with which the East and Middle Marches at one time bristled. The title has been chosen from a desire to embrace all these in one general expression. Shakespeare calls Warkworth a worm-eaten hold of ragged stone;' and the official return of 1509 applies the term holdis equally to castles such as Harbottle, Eta], and Chillingham, to towers diminishing in size from Bewick to Thropton, and to the typical bastle of Hebburn. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Titel: The Border Holds of Northumberland, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)
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EAN: 9781334622700
ISBN: 1334622701
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 584
Gewicht: 772g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T31mm
Jahr: 2016