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Hidden Britain : secret tunnels, lost chambers and unknown passageways
Nicholas, Alvin author.
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Publication Information:
Stroud, Gloucestershire [United Kingdom] : The History Press, 2015.
Physical Description:
190 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 24 cm
The mystery and romance of secret chambers surpasses even the haunted house. Hidden Britain explores gloomy priest holes, secret passageways, concealed doors, and lost vaults in castles, manors, inns, and churches. This extraordinary book is a treasure chest of antiquities, gripping true stories, romantic legends, and little-known curiosities. There is tangible, exciting history here as well as intrigue, murder, and mystery in abundance. Thoroughly researched and with more than 200 entries, this beautifully illustrated and highly readable book takes readers on a guided tour of a long-neglected subject. History enthusiasts, incurable romantics, and the plain curious apply within.
Introduction -- Priest holes and passageways -- Gothic discoveries, cunning devices -- Amazing places to visit and stay. South-West England ; Southern England & London ; East Anglia ; Central England ; Northern England ; Wales ; Scotland -- Glossary & key historical events -- Appendix. A great escape.
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