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Anecdotes of British Topography
Or, an Historical Account of What Has Been Done for Illustrating the Topographical Antiquities of Great Britain and Ireland

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, General

  • Date Published: March 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108064460

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  • The leading antiquary of his day, Richard Gough (1735–1809) promoted the history of the British Isles, particularly the Anglo-Saxon period, rather than pursuing the classical interests of contemporaries who had made the Grand Tour. Gough travelled extensively over the years, sketching and taking detailed notes on what he observed. He believed that the Society of Antiquaries, of which he was director from 1771 to 1797, should preserve the nation's heritage without catering to fashion or the interests of dilettantes. He published this major work anonymously in 1768, and it found a receptive readership. The book is in effect a gazetteer of published and unpublished materials for the local history and topography of the whole of Great Britain and Ireland, discussing public records, printed books, manuscripts, maps, and other sources relating to the antiquities of each county.

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    • Date Published: March 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108064460
    • length: 822 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 41 mm
    • weight: 1.4kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Roman geography of Britain
    General descriptions of England
    Ecclesiastical topography
    Natural history
    Topography by counties
    Additions and corrections

  • Author

    Richard Gough

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