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The Chronicle of Exeter 1205-1722

The Chronicle of Exeter 1205-1722

(Todd Gray)

One of the great treasures of Exeter is the Chronicle written in 1590 by John Hooker, the illustrious Elizabethan Chamberlain.  He was the first individual to work through the city's documents and recall oral traditions in an attempt to provide a narrative of centuries of history.  Scholars have relied upon it for centuries but this is the first time it has appeared in print.  This edition has with it three other Chronicles written in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and they tell a story of Exeter which spans from the early 1200s to 1722.  War, riot, pestilence, fire, flood, curious incidents, illicit romance and the tedium of local government are just some of the topics covered in this epic of Exeter's history.

Format: Hardback, 23.6 x 24.2 cm, 176 pages

© Todd Gray, 2005,  ISBN: 1-903356-42-3

Price: £25.00

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