Nichols' Lost Leicestershire by Stephen Butt PDF

By Stephen Butt

John Nichols' huge background and Antiquities of the County of Leicester has been the root of ancient study in Leicestershire because it used to be accomplished in 8 monstrous volumes in 1815. With thousands of phrases, together with transcripts of files from the Domesday booklet onwards, and millions of engravings of church buildings, their monuments, homes, lakes, abbeys, castles, coats of hands or even fossils, this was once a venture on a scale by no means envisaged prior to, and infrequently on the grounds that. A London printer through exchange, Nichols had connections with numerous very important Leicestershire households, and either one of his other halves had their relations roots within the county. even though he persisted to provide his different guides equivalent to the Gentleman's journal, Nichols committed over 1 / 4 of a century to his nice paintings, in which time he organised a small military of artists and engravers, communicated with virtually each clergyman and important landowner within the county and visited in my opinion a number of the church buildings and homes illustrated in his volumes. regardless of the inevitable inaccuracies in this type of significant project, Nichols continues to be the main consulted textual content on Leicestershire, and the 1st resource to be consulted through any historian studying the historical past of the realm. His paintings used to be a list of swap and improvement: Nichols' misplaced Leicestershire now celebrates his devotion and dedication to the county by way of taking a look at how a number of the constructions he illustrated 200 years in the past have survived to the current day.

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