For its size Knaresborough has enjoyed more than its fair share of history; it has been home to some of England's most intriguing characters and it boasts some of the most iconic views in Britain. This book captures the fascinating story of the town - from King John's castle built in 1205 through to the 2010 800th anniversary celebrations of the giving of the Maundy money by King John which first took place in Knaresborough. Mother Shipton, the Chapel of Our Lady of the Crag, the Dropping Well, Blind Jack, and the world famous viaduct are all here to intrigue visitor and local alike as well as anyone interested in British history generally. Knaresborough people, their history, buildings, tourist attractions, schools, work and leisure are all celebrated in 1 in pictures and in words.
Paul Chrystal is the current owner of the Knaresborough bookshop and has a background in medical publishing of more than 30 years. Mark Sunderland has been a keen photographer since the age of 11 and his speciality is landscapes. He was highly commended in the 2000 Wildlife Photographer of The Year Competition for Composition and Form. Mark has been a freelance photographer since 2004. Both authors live in Knaresborough.