Witches, martyrs, bodysnatchers, Zulus and rioting peasants! * The Black Death in Chelmsford! * The horrible true stories of the Moat Farm Murder and the death of Jael Denny! * The terrible tragedy of the Great Flood of 1880! * The incredible histories of Hylands House and Beaulieu! * Nazi bombers over Chelmsford! Chelmsford has one of the darkest histories on record. From the skeletons lying underneath the city - which include a woolly mammoth - to the executions of thieves, witches, martyrs and murderers at Chelmsford's gaol, this book will change the way you see the town forever. Robert the Bruce was most likely born here; Bloody Mary Tudor lived here; infamous murderers Samuel Dougal and Thomas Drory died here. Including more than sixty rare illustrations, plus an eight-page colour section, read it if you dare!
|Publication date:||1st June 2012|
|Publisher:||The History Press Ltd|
Robert Hallmann is a writer and professional photographer. His photographs have appeared in magazines, newspapers including the Observer and on the House of Commons' Christmas card. His previous volumes include Essex: History You Can See and Essex Ghost Stories.More About Robert Hallmann