Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Lancaster A History

Lancaster A History (Hardback)

Unavailable. No reason given.


Lancaster, the county town of Lancashire, stands at the lowest bridging point of the river Lune. A chartered borough since 1193 and a city since 1937 it has had a long and turbulent history. Since the Roman army first saw the strategic possibilities of a low hill by the river it has housed garrisons and acted as a fortress. Its position on the main west-coast road to and from Scotland has on numerous occasions led to the passage of hostile armies. As county town and seat of the Assizes it has seen all the principal criminal cases for Lancashire tried in its magnificent Castle over the last eight centuries. Next to the Castle in a typical juxtaposition of Church and State stands the Priory church with its own history running back some twelve or thirteen centuries. In this book, based wherever possible on original sources, such as the rich resources of the borough records or the local newspapers, the author takes a thematic approach. In ten chapters he examines themes such as 'House and Home', 'Working for a Living' or 'Where do you come from?', the last of which is a study of all the people who over the centuries have come from other countries to live in Lancaster.

History & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaLocal historyHistory & PoliticsMilitary HistoryEnglish Civil WarHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyBritish & Irish history Publisher: The History Press Ltd Publication Date: 01/01/2003 ISBN-13: 9781860772443  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Unavailable. No reason given.  

Andrew Whitehas been head of Lancaster City Museums for the past 18 years, following a dozen years in museum services in Middlesbrough and Lincoln. He has an MA in Classics from Lancaster University and a PhD in Archaeology from Nottingham University. He is a fellow of the Museums Association and of the Society of Antiquaries of London."

More books by Roger White

Leave Review


Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Second Class Available free for ALL orders. No charge for each additional book. 3-7 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Nincompoopolis: The Follies of Boris...
Douglas Murphy
Oak and Ash and Thorn: The Ancient...
Peter Fiennes
The History of England's Cathedrals
Nicholas Orme
Latest Blog
Blog - J R Wallis on Monsters as Metaphors

J R Wallis questions the conventional view of monsters as metaphors for the worries we have about the state of the world around us.

#FoylesFive: Creative Women

Meg from the Web Team tells us why she loves to learn about creative, dynamic women.

Blog - What are the Books Teachers Never Tire of Teaching?

The Secret Teacher talks about the books that keep on giving year after year.

View all Blog Entries
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd