A-Z of Leicester: Places-People-History by Stephen Butt

By Stephen Butt

the town of Leicester can boast an extended and unusual historical past and has been on the very middle of the country’s political and financial improvement for over millennia. proof of Roman career is still on the Jewry Wall and Cardinal Wolsey lies buried in Leicester Abbey, however the jewel within the city’s proud historic crown used to be the invention, in 2012, of the skeleton of Richard III mendacity underneath a automobile park.

The city’s tales are available far and wide: from the Victorian turbines and fabric factories to the bustle of purchasing centres and markets, in structures, church buildings, parks, streets and alleyways, and within the humans themselves. neighborhood writer Stephen Butt takes readers on their own A–Z travel round the city’s historical past, exploring its nooks and crannies, and alongside the best way referring to many a desirable story of the main fascinating humans and areas. absolutely illustrated with photos from the previous and current, this new A–Z consultant to Leicester’s background will entice citizens and viewers alike.

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