Published: 28/09/2016
ISBN: 9781785893407
Format: Paperback

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Hannah Spencer's ancestors have lived and farmed in Preston on Stour for several hundred years. She currently works on a dairy sheep farm and has been writing historical fiction and non-fiction with a... read more

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Preston on Stour
A Two Thousand Year History
by Hannah Spencer

The Warwickshire village of Preston on Stour has a long and unique history. From a Romano-British settlement grew a thriving community which even today retains its historic character, unusually untainted by the modern world.

This book tells the stories of powerful noblemen who tried to overthrow the royal government; humble but charitable labourers; innovative farmers; mischief-loving children; craftsmen whose livelihoods crumbled beneath the relentless tides of progress. It bears testimony to the start of an agricultural revolution which even today shows no sign of ending, and portrays a 20th century culture which is now only fondly held childhood memories.

This book blends national, social and agricultural history with the memories of past and present residents and the tales revealed by our buildings, landscape, language and lifestyle to tell the fascinating story behind a rural way of life.

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