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The Little History of Derbyshire

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Derbyshire is a county of dramatic variations and contrasts created by millennia of geological change.

Situated in the very middle of England, it is the furthest county from the sea.

Its minerals, rivers and landscapes have guided the people of Derbyshire through the centuries, from its first Stone Age cave dwellers, Roman rulers and industrialists to more than 13 million people who visit its Peak District National Park each year. Discover the story of Derbyshire’s prehistoric past, its feudal keeps and royal forests, and the fortunes of Bess of Hardwick, Mary Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie and Florence Nightingale.

From lead miners to revolutionaries, cotton mills to coal mines, iron foundries and quarries to motor cars, bouncing bombs and jet engines, learn how the men and women of Derbyshire have helped shape the history of a nation.

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The History Press Ltd
1803994150 / 9781803994154
Hardback
942.51
16/05/2024
United Kingdom
English
1 volume : illustrations (black and white)
20 cm