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HISTORY OF NOTTINGHAM By Richard Pearson
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Classical Reprints of Historic Manuscripts: This work is by John Blackner. He was born in nearby Ilkeston, Derbyshire, about 1770. After serving an apprenticeship to a stocking-maker, John... More > Blackner migrated to Nottingham. His education was wholly neglected in his early youth, however, this book is the pinnacle of his passion for local history. Published in Nottingham in 1815 at the turn of the 19th century, this work is illustrated with BW images, and is written in a fascinating and interesting style, in which the Author John Blackner describes Nottingham in detail from its humble beginnings.< Less
The History of Nottingham By Richard Pearson
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John Blackner (1770–1816) was editor of The Statesman and author of a history of Nottingham. Blackner was born at Ilkeston, Derbyshire. After serving an apprenticeship to a stocking-maker in... More > his native place, he migrated to Nottingham. His education was wholly neglected in early youth and it is related that he could not even write his name when he was married. Blackner however had strong natural abilities including a facility for making rhymes, and a fluency of speech together with being tall and commanding. As a youth he had always been obliged to get some companion to record his ideas. Blackner now learnt to write and compiled A History of Nottingham. His works are much referred to today by local historians.< Less
The History of Nottingham Castle By John Hicklin
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In this volume John Hicklin describe the history of Nottingham Castle from the Danish invasion to the destruction by rioters. On the evening of Monday 10 October 1831, people gathered by the banks... More > of the River Leen to watch the spectacular sight of Nottingham Castle, ablaze, sparks flying.< Less
History & Antiquities of Nottingham, Vol.1. 1840 By Rev.d James Orange
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This is the third of a series of four books detailing the history of Nottingham. The previous three are The Nottingham Date Book 850 - 1845. Thoroton's, 1797. and John Blacknere's of 1815. This book... More > contains many historic facts about Nottingham. The town began in the 6th century as a small settlement called Snottaingaham. Nottingham was originally a fortified settlement or burgh. The town had a ditch around it and an earth rampart with a wooden palisade on top. In 920 the English king recaptured Nottingham and he built a bridge across the Trent. Nottingham was famous for its Lace during the industrial revolution. Today it is the City of Nottingham.< Less
History & Antiquities of Nottingham, Vol.2. 1840 By Rev. James Orange
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This is volume 2 of James Orange History of Nottingham. During the Industrial Revolution, much of Nottingham's prosperity was founded on the textile industry; in particular, the city became an... More > internationally important centre of lace manufacture. In 1831 citizens rioted in protest against the Duke of Newcastle's opposition to the Reform Act 1832, setting fire to his residence, Nottingham Castle.< Less
Visitations of the County of Nottingham 1559 - 1614 By George Marshall
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The visitation of the county of Nottingham, made and taken by Will'm Flower, also Norroy king of arms, in 1569. Continued, enlarged with the visitation of the same county made by Richard St. George,... More > Norroy king of arms, in 1614, with many other descents of the same county. Transcript by Richard Mundy (Harl. ms., 1555) Together with The visitation of Nottinghamshire, made by Sr. Richard St. George, Norroy king of arms, in the year of Our Lord God 1614. With other enlargements. With other enlargements. John Within, 1631. (Harl. ms., 1400).< Less
Nottingham St Anne's well & Hermitage By Patrick Fleckney
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St. Anne was the mother of the Virgin Mary, and the patron saint of Lace Makers, from whom the inner city of Nottingham takes its name. This book traces the history of Nottingham’s St... More > Anne’s holy well from Anglo-Saxon times to the 20th century, from the days of the hermitage, and Mrs. Blee’s farmhouse, that became the areas first pub, and its closure due to pagan type brawls.< Less
Nottingham High School: The Anecdotal History of a British Public School By John Knifton
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Nottingham High School is one of England’s finest public schools with a long and rich history spanning five hundred years. In this landmark account, John Knifton takes an entertaining and... More > absorbing look at the fascinating events since King Henry VIII gave Nottingham High School his royal seal of approval. Leaving no tale untold, this all-encompassing history considers the highs and lows of the school, as well as the pivotal role its alumni have played in many crisis points of British history including the execution of the King, the gunpowder plot, and World Wars I and II. This history is rich in anecdotes, with engaging accounts that feature the whole sweep of English society, from fearless war heroes and record-breaking sportsmen, to the schooldays of the notorious author, D.H. Lawrence, and the glamorous flying ace, Albert Ball. This history of Nottingham High School is a substantially rewritten publication based on an original e-Book called Lauda Finem: The History of Nottingham High School (2012).< Less
Nottingham Date Book 1 850 -1800 By Richard Pearson
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This is book 1 of a two Volume set. The Nottingham Date Book is a book of the history of Nottingham from 850 to 1884. In particular, after about 1750, it is full of references to every-day happenings... More > in the town and its people. Not just important people, but normal people too. Its fascination for me is not only because I was born in Nottingham and interested in its history, but also as a family historian, as it contains so many references to people and every-day events. It is a particularly rare book, and even more so in its complete edition up to 1884.< Less
Nottingham Date Book 2. 1800 -1845 By Richard Pearson
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This is book two of a two volume set. The Nottingham Date Book is a book of the history of Nottingham from 850 to 1884. In particular, after about 1750, it is full of references to every-day... More > happenings in the town and its people. Not just important people, but normal people too. Its fascination for me is not only because I was born in Nottingham and interested in its history, but also as a family historian, as it contains so many references to people and every-day events. It is a particularly rare book, and even more so in its complete edition up to 1884.< Less

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