The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds

Lying between the provinces and the capital, the region has been home to kings and aristocrats, and has played a dramatic role in the story of Britain.

Author: Jane Bingham

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195398762

Category: History

Page: 244

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"With its gentle hills and timeless villages, the Cotswold countryside is a vision of rural calm, but the region's history reveals a darker picture. Over the centuries, people in the Cotswolds have known prosperity, but they have also experienced war, poverty, and despair. Lying between the provinces and the capital, the region has been home to kings and aristocrats, and has played a dramatic role in the story of Britain. Everywhere in the Cotswolds are reminders of the past: prehistoric monuments, ruined Roman villas, and Tudor mansions. Wealthy medieval wool merchants paid for fine churches and manor houses. Later, the landscape was scarred by the English Civil War, while evidence of an industrial past can be seen in the mills and factories of the south-west. After the wool trade reached its peak in the fifteenth century, the fortunes of the Cotswolds suffered a slow decline. By the 1890s poverty was widespread and villages were sinking into picturesque decay. It was around this time that William Morris and his followers discovered the area and established thriving centers for Arts and Crafts. In the following century writers and artists moved to the Cotswolds and tourism gathered pace. Today, the region continues to attract visitors, as well as country-weekenders and celebrities. Observing such changes, and describing the landscape, has been a lively company of writers, artists, and musicians. Some belong to a particular place, while others have viewed the region as outsiders. In their writings, art, and music, they have all celebrated the distinctive character of the Cotswolds"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: History

Walking in the Cotswolds

Walking in the Cotswolds

Bingham, Jane, The Cotswolds: A cultural history (Signal Books, 2009) Bryson,
Bill, Notes From A Small Island (Random House, 1995) Copeland, Tim, The
Cotswold Way: An archaeological walking guide (The History Press, 2013)
Gissing, ...

Author: Damian Hall

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783623334

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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A guidebook to 30 circular walks in the Cotswolds, the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England. Ranging from 4 to 12 miles in length, the routes are graded from easy to strenuous, offering something for every walker. Fourteen of the routes described include sections of the Cotswold Way National Trail, a 102-mile walk that winds its way from Chipping Campden to Bath. Step-by-step route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50,000 mapping. There is plenty of information on the many points of interest passed en route, including Roman ruins, ancient stone circles, Neolithic long barrows and historic villages. Also included is a useful route table summary, information on accommodation, and details on the region's geology, landscape, plants and wildlife. Covering 790 square miles, the Cotswolds is home to lush green hills, picturesque valleys and beautiful beech woodlands. The impressive Edge - a remarkable limestone escarpment - offers ethereal views across the Vales of the Severn, Berkeley and Gloucester to the Malverns and the distant mountains of Wales.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Rough Guide to the Cotswolds Stratford upon Avon and Oxford Travel Guide eBook

The Rough Guide to the Cotswolds  Stratford upon Avon and Oxford  Travel Guide eBook

HISTORY AND BACKGROUND Jane Bingham The Cotswolds: A Cultural History
. Inspiring, fascinating analysis of what the Cotswolds has meant to insiders and
outsiders alike over centuries, using analysis of literary and artistic sources ...

Author: Matthew Teller

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 9781789194791

Category: Travel

Page: 264

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Discover this exquisite region of England with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to hike the Cotswolds' trails, marvel at beautiful stately homes and gardens or explore the local gastronomic scene, The Rough Guide to the Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way. - Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget. - Full-colour chapter maps throughout- to explore Oxford's honey-coloured college buildings or discover the Shakespearean sights of Stratford-upon-Avon without needing to get online. - Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography. Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of the best sights and experiences in the Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford. - Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip. - Detailed coverage - this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: Cheltenham; Gloucester; Stroud; Cirencester; Chipping Campden; Broadway; the Vale of Evesham; Stratford-upon-Avon; Burford; Banbury; Oxford. Attractions include: Blenheim Palace; Gloucester Cathedral; Kelmscott Manor; Westonbirt Arboretum; Cotswold Farm Park; Rollright Stones; Sudeley Castle; Compton Verney. - Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, festivals and events, sports and outdoor activities, shopping and more. - Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history and recommended books. Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to the Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford
Categories: Travel

The Cotswold House

The Cotswold House

THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND BEYOND The Cotswold ideal , with its
architecture and landscape , is part of the cultural history of the twentieth century ,
with its deep - seated nostalgia and resistance to the tide of inevitable change .

Author: Charles Nicholas Mander

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015078808378

Category: House & Home

Page: 208

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Originally published as: Country houses of the Cotswolds. London: Aurum, 2008.
Categories: House & Home

The West Country

The West Country

A Cultural History John Payne ... Mostof Gloucestershire is Cotswold country,
where everything seems determined bytheunderlying limestone beds. The
villages lurk among the rolling hills, like a chameleon fading into the grey
stillness of ...

Author: John Payne

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908493507

Category: Travel

Page: 285

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The English West Country is a land of exceptional landscapes: many miles of wild, unspoilt coastline and vast expanses of wild moorland; great cities such as Exeter, Plymouth, Bath and Bristol; and market towns, villages and hamlets. Farming, mining, quarrying, fishing and trade are the traditional industries of the counties of Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. On one level, the West Country is the most English of all English regions, home of clotted cream, thatch, church spires, folksong, hobby horses and Cecil Sharp. Yet the area was trading with Mediterranean Europe before the Romans. For many years Bristol was the centre of the slave trade, and many of its great mansions were built on the proceeds of slavery. Great swathes of land in Dorset, Wiltshire and Devon are still used by the military and are off-bounds to visitors. And within the West Country is the special case of Celtic Cornwall, and the even more remote Isles of Scilly. People lived in the West Country long before Britain, or England, were invented. From the great stone circles of Avebury and Stonehenge in Wiltshire to the menhirs of Cornwall, and the wealth of prehistoric remains on the Isles of Scilly, this has always been an inhabited landscape, crafted by men and women working closely with nature and natural forces. John Payne explores this culturally rich and varied region, revealing many facets of its distinctive and much-loved identity.
Categories: Travel

Iron Age Societies in the Severn Cotswolds

Iron Age Societies in the Severn Cotswolds

Gerritsen , F . ( 1998 ) The cultural biography of Iron Age houses . In Fabech ...
Goddard , E . ( 1908 ) Notes on objects of Late Celtic character found in Wiltshire
, Wiltshire Archaeology and Natural History Magazine , 35 , 389 - 407 . Godelier ...

Author: Thomas Hugh Moore

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015069127390

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Based on the following theme: an examination of the processes of change in Iron Age social organisation and identity on a regional scale using the Severn-Cotswolds, England, as a case study.
Categories: Social Science

History Today

History Today

... the West They chose to spe - there occurred a Country - notably cialise in
whatever the Cotswolds and was most profitable . spectacular ... But in
Canterbury terms of political and cultural history CROSS CURRENT WHO
STARTED KOREA ?

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ISBN: UOM:39015074902555

Category: History

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Categories: History

Yew

Yew

The yew is the oldest and most common tree in the world, but it is a plant of puzzling contradictions: it is a conifer with juicy scarlet berries, but no cones; deer can feast on its poisonous foliage, but it is lethal to farm animals; and ...

Author: Fred Hageneder

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781780232072

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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The yew is the oldest and most common tree in the world, but it is a plant of puzzling contradictions: it is a conifer with juicy scarlet berries, but no cones; deer can feast on its poisonous foliage, but it is lethal to farm animals; and it thrives where other plants cannot because of its extraordinarily low rate of photosynthesis. Exploring this paradoxical plant in Yew, Fred Hageneder surveys its position in religious and cultural history, its role in the creation of the British Empire, and its place in modern medicine. Hageneder explains the way the yew is able to renew itself from the inside by producing interior roots and how early humans, fascinated with its regenerative powers, began to associate the tree with concepts of life and death, the afterlife, and eternity. As such, it can be found at the sacred sites of Native Americans, Buddhists, and Shinto shrines in Japan, and it has become a living symbol of the resurrection for the Christian faith. He describes how churchyards saved many yews during the Middle Ages, when the trees were used for the mass production of the longbow, which laid the foundation for the British Empire. Finally, he discusses the latest scientific discoveries about the yew, including its use in cancer treatments. A comprehensive and richly illustrated history, Yew will appeal to botanists and other readers interested in the history and symbolism of the natural world.
Categories: Nature

Learning Directory

Learning Directory

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ISBN: UOM:39015036929068

Category: Teaching

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Country Life

Country Life

The differences in geology , history and geography — which give rise to the
differences in landscape and architecture - give people a ... You could have
uniform Cotswold buildings over the entire country . ... Our cultural landscapes
are our ordinary history and everyday nature intertwined OCHANGE things for
the better ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105123443876

Category: Country life

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Categories: Country life

The Writer s Handbook 2000

The Writer s Handbook 2000

Publishes art history , architecture , Asian studies , cultural studies , design ,
history , photography and travel . ... ( video ) ; The Cotswold Way Map ; Cotswold
Walkabout ; Cotswold Driveabout ; The Donnington Way ; The Haunted
Cotswolds .

Author: Barry Turner

Publisher: Trans-Atlantic Publications

ISBN: 0333725751

Category: Reference

Page: 792

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Over 500 entries tap every vein of opportunity in book and magazine publishing, newspapers, poetry, radio, theatre, TV, video and film, as well as giving information on agents, prizes, writers' circles, associations, festivals and much, much more
Categories: Reference

Encyclopedia of Geographical Features in World History

Encyclopedia of Geographical Features in World History

The decline in wool production has continued up to the present , so that today no
Cotswold sheep can be seen on the hills ... By the late nineteenth century the
Industrial Revolution had brought about a cultural reaction in the form of the arts ...

Author: James R. Penn

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015039885374

Category: Science

Page: 317

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Offers an encyclopedic treatment of geographical features in Europe and the Americas, including rivers, mountain ranges, islands, plateaus, and plains
Categories: Science

The Writer s Handbook 2007

The Writer s Handbook 2007

Cotswold Walkabout ; Cotswold Driveabout ; The Donnington Way ; The Haunted
Cotswolds . ... Publishes art history , architecture , animal studies , Asian studies ,
cultural studies , design , film , geography , history , natural history ...

Author: Barry Turner

Publisher: Macmillan Pub Limited

ISBN: 1405049375

Category: Reference

Page: 821

View: 586

Completely revised and updated with newly commissioned articles, the 20th anniversary edition of The Writer's Handbook is an indispensible companion for everyone in the writing profession. Containing over 6,000 entries covering every area of writing, with provocative articles and useful advice from leading representatives of the trade, this practical, straightforward guide provides full details on the core markets. In addition to the key areas of UK and US book publishers, agents, magazines, screenwriting, theater and poetry, writer's courses and circles, festivals, and grants and prizes, the guide also offers invaluable expert advice on contracts, copyright, and taxation.
Categories: Reference

The Megalithic Chambered Tombs of the Cotswold Severn Region

The Megalithic Chambered Tombs of the Cotswold Severn Region

Colt Hoare undertook other researches into stone chambered tombs of the
Cotswolds and Wales , including a brief ... and even the available data for
constructing usable culture historical sequences at more than a general level
was small .

Author: Timothy Darvill

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015014578309

Category: Cairns

Page: 149

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Categories: Cairns

The Writer s Handbook

The Writer s Handbook

TITLES The Cotswold Way ( video ) ; The Cotswold Way Map ; Cotswold
Walkabout ; Cotswold Driveabout ; The ... Publishes art his - tory , architecture ,
Asian studies , cultural studies , design , film , history , photography and travel .
About 20 ...

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ISBN: UVA:X006090585

Category: Authorship

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Categories: Authorship

Geography

Geography

Edited by C. I. Fell on early human history and of Gordon stantial contributions (
for example , those of C. and Alice M. ... and Adrian Robinson's The Lake cultural
landscape of the Cotswolds , this book District ( 1970 ) , neither of which appears
 ...

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ISBN: MINN:319510013668426

Category: Geography

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Includes section "Reviews" and other bibliographical material.
Categories: Geography

Air Space Smithsonian

Air   Space Smithsonian

Walks in England ' s Lake District June 29 - July 12 : Natural and cultural history .
Scotland by Train July 1 - 14 : Skye , Glasgow , Edinburgh , Inverness , the
Highlands . England for Families July 10 - 20 : Storybook London and the
Cotswolds ...

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ISBN: UVA:X001756227

Category: Aeronautics

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Categories: Aeronautics