Nottingham A History
Nottingham Forest: On This Day brings a fresh perspective to the rollercoaster history of this ancient British football club, providing a snippet of information or two for each and every day of the year. From the pre–war lows without placing on the podium in tournaments, to the giddy heights of European Champions, this volume provides a fascinating insight into nearly 150 years of Forest football.
When an Anglo-Saxon chieftain named Snot settled in the area and built a wall around the town, he named it Snottingham, meaning homestead for his people. They utilized the caves and passages under the town as homes and workplaces, giving us the oldest subterranean industries in existence and an alternative name Tig guocobauc, meaning the dwelling of caves.
Nottingham Forest Miscellany collects together all the vital information you never knew you needed to know about Forest, from irresistible anecdotes to the most mindblowing stats and facts. A brilliantly researched collection of trivia, essential for any
Britain;s history is rich in mystery and scandal, and our ancient buildings hide the fascinating stories. Hidden Britain takes you backstage at some of our country;s most intriguing locations, into secret tunnels, down concealed passageways and behind the scenes at historic houses, castles and churches. This is the side of Britain;s heritage normally kept behind closed doors - with stories of Charles II;s escape from Worcester, the ghastly chamber of Glamis Castle and the labyrinth of tunnels under the streets of Nottingham.
Mark Twain once famously said "there was but one solitary thing about the past worth remembering, and that was the fact that it is past and can't be restored." Well, over recent years, The British Library, working with Microsoft has embarked on an ambitious programme to digitise its collection of 19th century books.There are now 65,000 titles available (that's an incredible 25 million pages) of material ranging from works by famous names such as Dickens, Trollope and Hardy as well as many forgotten literary gems , all of which can now be printed on demand and purchased right here on Amazon.
Each of the United Kingdom's 124 postcodes has a story to tell, an unexpected nugget to dust off and treasure. NG (NOTTINGHAM)Batman's home city of Gotham is named after a Nottinghamshire village NR (NORWICH)Some of the earliest human footprints were found on a beach in Norfolk AB (ABERDEEN)The left leg of Scottish hero William Wallace is buried in St Machar's Cathedral CR (CROYDON)The name Croydon means 'valley of the crocuses' DN (DONCASTER)Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' was written by a Cleethorpes man called Rodney Mark Mason has embarked on a tour of the country, immersing himself in Britain's history on a roundabout journey from AB to ZE.
21 March 1935 was an important day in the history of Nottingham Forest football Club. It was the date that one Brian Howard Clough was born. Following a prolific goalscoring career with Middlesbrough and Sundelrand, Clough retired from playing to manage Hartlepool United. Eleven years later he was appointed manager at the City Ground and the rest, as they say, is history.
His story is one of the most familiar of all English folk tales - the leader of a band of merry renegades, who corrects society's injustices by stealing from the rich to give to the poor. But is there any basis in truth behind the tales of Robin Hood? "History's Mysteries" journeys from Sherwood Forest to the office of the real-life Sheriff of Nottingham in search of the answer.
Inspired by a painting by Bill Hoover, The History of a Day collects poems, short stories, and a play in an imagined day at The Nottingham apartment building in Omaha, Nebraska. The Nottingham, completed in 1925, is listed on the National Register of Hist
Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
The centuries-old legend of Robin Hood was never more vividly brought to life than in this acclaimed British series. Combining real history with elements of magic and mysticism, and set against a backdrop of gritty medieval realism, Robin Of Sherwood has captivated fans of all ages. Heading up the superb ensemble cast are Michael Praed ("Dynasty") as Robin of Loxley, Ray Winstone ("Sexy Beast") as seething-mad Scarlet, and Nickolas Grace ("Brideshead Revisited") as the greedy, conniving Sheriff of Nottingham.