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Nottingham: The Buried Past of a Historic City Revealed (ePub)

P&S History > Archaeology World History

By Scott C Lomax
Imprint: Pen & Sword Archaeology
File Size: 23.1 MB (.epub)
Pages: 192
Illustrations: 50
ISBN: 9781473829992
Published: 17th October 2013


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NOTTINGHAM: THE BURIED PAST OF A HISTORIC CITY REVEALED covers the story of the part of the city which was known as Nottingham during Medieval times. It is an accessible read and the ideal book for anyone with a general interest in the history of the city of Nottingham. However, it will also suit professional archaeologists and students alike due to the large amount of previously unpublished material. Key points to be discussed include Nottingham Castle, the churches and friaries of the Medieval period, the Medieval town wall, Nottingham's manmade caves, the industries which took place in Saxon and Medieval times, as well as little known facts such as Nottingham's connections to the Vikings. This book also offers some possible answers to the never before published mysteries which archaeological work has uncovered such as the large burial site in the city centre and a mysterious village or suburb which briefly existed just outside of the city centre in the 14th century.

As featured in the Nottingham Post and on BBC Radio Nottingham.

Easy to read and informative, it's certainly something worth having on [your] bookshelves.

Thoroton Society

An engaging book, which is crammed with a huge amount of detail. This is at once a very readable introduction for complete newcomers and a satisfying synthesis for those with more experience and a desire to find out more. A lively and informative read.

Current Archaeology

Local residents, sons and daughters of the city and anyone interested in English history will find much to enjoy.


An accessible read, 'Nottingham: The Buried Past of a Historic City Revealed' is ideal for anyone with a general interest in the history of the city. This is the only book detailing Nottingham's history through archaeological research and it offers some intriguing potential answers to the never-before published mysteries which archaeological work has uncovered in this fascinating city.

Nottingham & Long Eaton Topper

About Scott C Lomax

Scott has a degree in Archaeology and Prehistory from the University of Sheffield as well as approximately three and a half years of fieldwork experience. Scott has been involved in Nottingham's archaeology since October 2008. He has created the Nottingham Urban Archaeological Database and has worked as a researcher for the Nottingham Caves Survey Project. Scott is currently employed by a Nottingham archaeology company working on a project called The Origins of Nottingham.

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