One of the miracles of Milan is how physically accessible it can be. One can easily depend on its network of public transportation (the most extensive and reliable in Italy), but as this book proves – in Milan, one can walk. In walking, one can peruse, one can enter into the city as into a complete five-senses experience.
This book is divided into four separate walking tours of the city, easily traversed on foot.
The distance required by the mind just isn’t possible in a quick (or desperate) getaway weekend; Milan’s window-shopping alone – the best that Italy can offer – could take a week or a month. Its history took about two millennia. The sights and splendours of its many museums and churches can actually shock as they come to the tourist as so unexpected, literally, so unheard of.
North York Moors in Old Postcards is a wonderful collection of these early scenes, showing popular destinations that we still visit today, including Whitby, Grosmont, Goathland, Helmsley, Scarborough and Pickering, as well as many surrounding towns and villages.
With cards dating back to the turn of the century a fascinating lost world is uncovered which will appeal to anyone with an interest in the history of this magnificent part of the country.
This important book covers all the places where the Roman occupation of the north of England has left its mark: from Buxton and Lincoln in the south of the region to Carlisle, Hadrian’s Wall and beyond in the north; from Brough in the east to Chester in the west. Along the way it takes in the exciting new discoveries made at Catterick (Cataractonium) and Scotch Corner; it describes Aldborough and Ambleside; Malton and Doncaster; Ribchester and the magnificent mosaics from Horkstow and Rudston Villa.
Claire Shaw has been seeking out the women of York. The odd plaque on the wall of a significant building gives a tantalising clue from time to time, but now through variety of research to uncover more about the life of the aristocrat Anne Fairfax and the letters of Elizabeth Montagu, Claire has pieced together an overview of the lives of many more women.
Some of these women were extremely talented and deserve to be more well-known than they actually are. The book looks at Cartimandua, queen of Brigantia, which encompasses modern-day York, the lives of Roman women through investigation of their burials, Queen Ethelburga and Elizabeth of York, the Naughty Nuns of the Priory of St Clements, Catholic martyr Margaret Clitherow, persecuted witch Jennet Preston, rebel entrepreneurs Mary Tuke and Mary Ann Craven, secret lovers Anne Lister, Marianna Belcombe and Ann Walker, plus York’s female artists, benefactors, and the last woman to be hanged in York.
The Evelyn Collection has been in the safekeeping of the Yorkshire Architectural and York Archaeological Society (YAYAS), and offers a glimpse of the unique and unequalled heritage of the City of York.
Illustrating all aspects of York life, its buildings, industry and heritage rarely, if ever, seen before, York – A Rare Insight features a wide selection of images from the Collection which are published for the first time.
Yorkshire Literary Landscapes celebrates the lives and works of writers and authors who have been influenced by the towns and countryside of Yorkshire.
This book, by renowned Yorkshire writer and historian Paul Chrystal, looks at the lives and works of these authors and many more, describing the Yorkshire landscapes and locations which coloured and influenced their writing and characters, and which can still be visited today.