Lewes Past

by Helen Poole

Lewes Past Synopsis

The county town of East Sussex can look back on more than a thousand years of well-recorded history, and this perceptive book examines its life over that span of time through the events and the individuals that have given Lewes its character. The author examines the influence of the River Ouse on commerce; the roads, once so bad that oxen took people to church; religion, dominated for 450 years by the Cluniac Priory of St Pancras at Southover; markets and fairs, agriculture, law and order, and much more. This book has much to say and it does very powerfully.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781860771279
Publication date: 6th October 2000
Author: Helen Poole
Publisher: Phillimore & Co Ltd an imprint of The History Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 144 pages
Categories: Local history,

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