The Marches in Photographs

Author: Bryan Phillips

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445686910

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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A stunning collection of images showcasing the Welsh Marches counties of Herefordshire and Shropshire in all their glory, which capture the essence of the area.

Churches of the Marches

Author: John Kinross

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445679981

Category: Architecture

Page: 96

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A fascinating insight into the historic churches of Herefordshire, Shropshire and the Welsh Marches.

Central Italy: The Marches and Abruzzo

Author: Enrico Massetti

Publisher: Enrico Massetti Publishing

ISBN: 1329689674

Category: Travel

Page: 63

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It is a matter of fact: Italy possesses the most remarkable artistic and cultural heritage in the world. And this is not all: its heritage is not just to be found in the great artistic cities, but is diffuse, “spread” throughout national territory as in no other country. The proof? Le Marche. A region in which a rich and varied countryside (the Adriatic sea, with its flat and sandy coast interrupted at intervals by rugged, rocky precipices; the harmonious agricultural landscape of its gentle hills; the deep and mysterious caves; the protected areas of natural beauty) is enriched with towns, villages, palaces, and religious buildings, all of them of important architectural and artistic value. This is the case with the cathedral of Ancona, the regional capital and an important Adriatic port, or the cathedral of Pesaro. In Urbino, the Ducal Palace is a stupefying testimony of Renaissance grandeur. If you find yourself in Macerata during the summer it is an unpardonable not to book a seat at the majestic Sferisterio theatre for a play or musical performance. At Ascoli Piceno the blend of medieval and renaissance architecture (S. Francesco, Loggia dei Mercanti, Piazza del Popolo, etc.) arrests the attention of even the most distracted visitor. But in almost all the centers of Le Marche, even the smallest, there are many genuine artistic treasures. This guide leads you in a two weeks car trip through Central Italy, in the regions of The Marches, Umbria and Abruzzo. It covers the towns of Pesaro, Urbino, Gubbio, Perugia, Assisi, Spello, Foligno, Montefalco, Spoleto, Terni, Rieti, L'Aquila, Popoli, Rivisondoli, Roccaraso, Chieti, Pescara, Teramo, Ascoli Piceno, Macerata, Loreto and Ancona. It includes many photos and descriptions of the attractions.

Compendious Journal of All the Marches, Famous Battles & Sieges (of Marlborough)

Author: Serjeant John Millner

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1781497370

Category: History

Page: 395

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The author, an officer of the Royal Regiment of Foot of Ireland, was sent with eleven other regiments under General Richard Ingoldsby by William III to his native Holland in 1701. Millner took with him a diary to record his experiences. So began his 'compendious journal' of Britain's campaigns against France in the twelve opening years of the 18th century, many under the command of that great Captain, John, Duke of Marlborough. Such an eye-witness account, rare even during the Napoleonic Wars a century later, was unusual indeed in the early 18th century, which makes this book a prized treasure to the student of Marlborough's campaigns. Present at the battles of Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde, and Malplaquet, Millner's account is also unusual for the trouble he has taken, not merely to describe the battles, sieges, skirmishes and other engagements he witnessed, but also to assemble much detailed data (laid out in the form of tables) of casualties, orders of battle etc. As such his book is an indispensible aid to all students of 18th century warfare and of Marlborough's campaigns in particular. A rare and valued find indeed.