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Nicholas Orme

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Early British Swimming 55BC-AD1719


In 1857 Everard Digby published the first scientific treatise on swimming – and one of the first on any modern sport. Nicholas Orme rehabilitates Digby as a pioneer of the history of sport. The book opens with a history of swimming in Britain from the Romans to the sixteenth century, which is followed by an account of Digby’s life and work.





Paperback    £20.00
9780859891349 | Published: 1983
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Education In The West Of England, 1066-1548


This book is a study of all the known schools in the six counties of the West of England, from the Conquest to the Reformation. The account of each school covers (as far as possible) its origins, constitution, endowment and history up to the middle of the sixteenth century.





Paperback    £29.95
9780859897075 | Published: 2020
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English Church Dedications


Forgotten after the Reformation, churches were revived on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries with many guesses and mistakes, resulting in numerous alterations. Part One surveys their history in England from Roman ties to the present day. Part Two is a list of all 800 ancient parish churches and religious houses in Cornwall and Devon.





Paperback    £15.99
9780859895163 | Published: 1996
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Historical Atlas Of South-West England


This is the first historical atlas of a major region of the United Kingdom. Its aim is to create and communicate the history of the south-western peninsula of England-Cornwall, Devon and the Isles of Scilly - from the beginnings of man's occupation to the present day.




Hardback    £100.00
9780859894340 | Published: 1999
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Unity And Variety


A collaborative history of the Church in a large, diverse and interesting region of England by six historians, ranging from Celtic and Saxon times, through the middle ages, Reformation, rise of Nonconformity and the Victorian era, down to the present day and encompassing all the main Christian denominations.





Paperback    £18.99
9780859893558 | Published: 1991
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PDF    £15.00
9780859899512 | Published: 2015
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