A BOOK ABOUT PUB NAMES - the history of Britain as told through its pub signs
Many a good yarn is spun across a bar and there can be few more interesting than the legend, lore and, often, downright lies behind the names of Britain’s pubs.
Every town has a Rose & Crown and Rising Sun but how did these names originate? Who were the Wicked Lady, the Marquis of Granby and the Green Man? And what on earth is a Crooked Billet?
A BOOK ABOUT PUB NAMES takes an in depth look at hundreds of Britain's most popular signs, telling the religious, royal or scandalous stories behind them.
Over 100 illustrations,dozens of links to related websites, chapters on the origins of pubs, old drinking measures and pub trades, make this e-book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in British or brewing history.
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