History of Southwell

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By William Dickinson

The first detailed study of the ancient minster town of Southwell is reprinted in full over 200 years after it first appeared.

William Dickinson’s History of Southwell is a major achievement in early local history writing.  At over 400 pages and using manuscript sources (many of which no longer survive), Dickinson includes a mass of fascinating anecdotes relating to Southwell’s past which are not found in any subsequent work.  The book first appeared in 1788, was reprinted in 1801-03 with amendments, and proved so popular that it ran to a third edition in 1819.  It is this last, most thorough edition which has been used for this reprint.

(404 pages)

To order a copy of this book (price £25.00 plus p&p) please visit http://www3.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/learning/libraries/localstudiespublications/

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