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Hill figures of England

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Published by Crowood in Marlborough .
Written in English

    Places:
  • England,
  • England.
    • Subjects:
    • Hill figures -- England.,
    • England -- Antiquities.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 39).

      StatementMaurice Askew.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsCC710 .A85 2002
      The Physical Object
      Pagination39 p. :
      Number of Pages39
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3618371M
      ISBN 101861264801
      LC Control Number2002391344
      OCLC/WorldCa48416028


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Hill Figures of England aims to be an enticement to lead the reader to seeking out, discovering, and visiting these small bits of English history/5(3).

Scattered throughout southern England are currently some 57 hill figures (and maybe more with some unconfirmed figures and sometimes an exciting discovery) cut into the abundant chalk downlands, the most famous of these is the White horse of Uffington on the Berkshire downs.

"Hill Figures of England" aims to be an enticement to lead the reader to seeking out, discovering and visiting these small bits of English history. About the Author Maurice Askew was born in Worcestershire and graduated from the Birmingham College of Arts and Crafts/5(3).

History of England from the Accession of James II, concentrates on the events surrounding the Glorious Revolution ofchronicling the long struggle between "court" and "country", between the forces of royal and governmental prerogative and those who sought for the people of England a right to govern by: White horse and hill figures are among the most interesting features of the chalk downlands in southern England.

Some of these figures can trace their roots back to the Celts. The Celts first came to Britain in BC bringing with them their style of pagan worship.

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