The Rollright Stones - History and Legends in Prose and Poetry - With Five Illustrations
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The Rollright Stones comprise three Bronze Age and Neolithic stone monuments situated not far from the village of Long Compton, which is itself located on the border between Oxfordshire and Warwickshire in England. They were constructed using local limestone and have become known as the 'King's Men' and the 'Whispering Knights' in Oxfordshire, as well as 'the King Stone' in Warwickshire. This volume the history and origins of the stones, with special reference to their mention in poetry and prose. This vintage book will appeal to those with an interest in these mysterious stone monuments, and it would make for a worthy addition to allied collections of literature. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.

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Date de parution 08 janvier 2021
Nombre de lectures 0
EAN13 9781528767873
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 1 Mo

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THE ROLLRIGHT STONES
HISTORY LEGENDS
IN PROSE POETRY
BY
F. C. RICKETT
WITH
5 ILLUSTRATIONS
Copyright 2018 Read Books Ltd. This book is copyright and may not be reproduced or copied in any way without the express permission of the publisher in writing
British Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library
Contents
THE LEGENDS
THE ROLLRIGHT LEGENDS
LEGENDS OF THE ROLLRIGHT
ROLLRIGHT LEGENDS
THE ROLLRIGHT LEGENDS

FOR several miles the counties of Oxford and Warwiek, are bounded by a narrow straight roadway. From the Cross Hands to the Edge Hills, this road follows the northern boundary of the Cotswold country. To the north west lie the fertile valleys and plains of the Warwickshire Feldon country, whilst eastwards the ground gently slopes to the valley of the Cherwell. The ridge thus divides the watersheds of the Thames and Severn.
This road, in places now only a grass track (as between Traitors Ford and the Banbury-Shipston main road), is probably one of the oldest in England. Long before the Roman Legions made their wonderful arterial roads-perhaps even before the fair haired Celts swarmed over Britain-this roadway stretched across the country from the neighbourhood of Gloucester (the Ermine Way) to Northampton. On the north end of the Edge Hills, the road now runs along what was once the trench of a British Camp, and from there to the Rollrights, there are innumerable traces of that early British civilization, about which we know so little.

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