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Brentwood: A History.



Brentwood; a history.

Ward, Jennifer.

Phillimore, [c]2004

132 p.


If you lived in Brentwood in 1558, and you were a boy, you would receive a free classical education. But if you lived there in 1858, chances are good you still would not have a proper drain in your home. Ward (history emeritus, Goldsmiths College, London) describes how Brentwood, where a court was held in 1381 that initiated the Peasant's Revolt, and a number of pilgrims to St. Thomas Becket's shrine at Canterbury rested in the shadows of St. Thomas's Chapel, grew like so many small towns from a church and market to a pleasant commuter town, complete with very proper drains. Ward provides a wealth of period photographs and illustrations. Distributed by the David Brown Book Company.
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Date:Aug 1, 2005
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