Description of Britain : A Modern Rendering

Description of Britain : A Modern Rendering

By William Caxton

Hardback | ISBN 9780283994364

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William Caxton first published his bestselling history of Britain in 1480. Basing his version on a 14th century Middle English translation of the Latin "Bolychronicon" - of universal history, he extracted and arranged the chapters that focused on Britain, updating the language where necessary. For the first time his text has been modernized and made available to a 20th century audience. This book tells of customs and traditions, ancient cities and towns, kingdoms and bishoprics, language and manners. Fully illustrated with line engravings and ceramic tiles dating from Caxton's day as well as recent photographs and aerial views of contemporary Britain, it will appeal to all those interested in British history.


Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780283994364
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Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 160
Width (mm): 190
Height (mm): 250
Depth (mm):

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