Stafford Past: An Illustrated History

Stafford Past: An Illustrated History

By: Roy Lewis (author)Paperback

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Stafford was already an important place when King Alfred's daughter fortified the town against the Danes; she made it both a royal borough and a market town. William the Conqueror destroyed much of the town to build a castle after the defeat of Edric the Wild. The town then flourished with a magnificent new church and a royal charter. By Tudor times the population suffered a sharp decline, but then a few wealthy families revived its trade. In the 18th century shoe manufacturing became the dominant industry and the railways attracted heavy engineering.

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  • ISBN13: 9781860770494
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9781860770494
  • weight: 520
  • ISBN10: 1860770495

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