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A History of England in 100 Places

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Zusatztext 'Enthralling . . . Take it on a "staycation' and be astonished afresh over architectural delights' Zusammenfassung Our nation's story told through 100 of the most important sites - from Stonehenge to the Gherkin Informationen zum Autor John Julius Norwich was born in 1929. After National Service! he took a degree in French and Russian at New College! Oxford. In 1952 he joined the Foreign Service! serving at the embassies in Belgrade and Beirut and with the British Delegation to the Disarmament Conference at Geneva. His publications include The Normans in Sicily ; Mount Athos (with Reresby Sitwell); Sahara ; The Architecture of Southern England ; Glyndebourne ; and A History of Venice. He is also the author of a three-volume history of the Byzantine Empire. He has written and presented some thirty historical documentaries for television! and is a regular lecturer on Venice and numerous other subjects. Lord Norwich is chairman of the Venice in Peril Fund! Co-chairman of the World Monuments Fund and a former member of the Executive Committee of the National Trust. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature! the Royal Geographical Society and the Society of Antiquaries! and a Commendatore of the Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana. He was made a CVO in 1993. Klappentext From battlefield to sacred building! from castle to cottage! from the Bridgwater Canal to Blackpool Pier! historian John Julius Norwich tells the political! social! religious and economic story of England through 100 key places you can still visit today.

'Enthralling . . . Take it on a "staycation' and be astonished afresh over architectural delights'

Vorwort
Our nation's story told through 100 of the most important sites - from Stonehenge to the Gherkin

Autorentext

John Julius Norwich was born in 1929. After National Service, he took a degree in French and Russian at New College, Oxford. In 1952 he joined the Foreign Service, serving at the embassies in Belgrade and Beirut and with the British Delegation to the Disarmament Conference at Geneva.

His publications include The Normans in Sicily; Mount Athos (with Reresby Sitwell); Sahara; The Architecture of Southern England; Glyndebourne; and A History of Venice. He is also the author of a three-volume history of the Byzantine Empire. He has written and presented some thirty historical documentaries for television, and is a regular lecturer on Venice and numerous other subjects.

Lord Norwich is chairman of the Venice in Peril Fund, Co-chairman of the World Monuments Fund and a former member of the Executive Committee of the National Trust. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the Royal Geographical Society and the Society of Antiquaries, and a Commendatore of the Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana. He was made a CVO in 1993.



Klappentext

From battlefield to sacred building, from castle to cottage, from the Bridgwater Canal to Blackpool Pier, historian John Julius Norwich tells the political, social, religious and economic story of England through 100 key places you can still visit today.



Zusammenfassung
Our nation's story told through 100 of the most important sites - from Stonehenge to the Gherkin

Produktinformationen

Titel: A History of England in 100 Places
Untertitel: from Stonehenge to the Gherkin
Autor:
EAN: 9781848546097
ISBN: 1848546092
Format: Poche format B
Hersteller: Murray Publications Ltd
Herausgeber: John Murray Press
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 560
Gewicht: 394g
Größe: H197mm x B127mm x T35mm
Veröffentlichung: 10.05.2012
Jahr: 2012