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Visitors' Historic Britain: East Sussex, Brighton & Hove (ePub)

Stone Age to Cold War

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By Kevin Newman
Imprint: Pen & Sword History
Series: Visitors' Historic Britain
File Size: 87.5 MB (.epub)
Pages: 248
Illustrations: 30
ISBN: 9781526703392
Published: 22nd July 2019


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Many writers have written about the delights of the former kingdom of the South Saxons, its Downs, villages, countryside, people and their ways but Visitors' Historic Britain is the first series of books to take readers on a tour of discovery of each of the county's historic eras in turn.

Visitors’ Historic Britain: East Sussex, Brighton & Hove follows its West Sussex predecessor and starts with the prehistoric era. We travel through the ages and explore East Sussex through a series of tours, investigating both little-known and well-visited sites that tell the story of our ancestors' past. We encounter wild warriors, formidable founders of the county, indefatigable industrialists, excitable eccentrics and investigate the lives of both Sussex invaders and inhabitants.

Sussex is a country celebrated by writers, painters, royalty, artists and poets. It is enjoyed by the millions who love its charming coastline and verdant villages. Visitors' Historic Britain: East Sussex, Brighton & Hove provides a unique series of journeys for those who are inquisitive about this quirky and history-changing part of the South-East.

An absorbing read.

Sussex Life, January 2020 - reviewed by Angela Winter

Most places in the United Kingdom have a history that begins in the Stone Age, many even further back than that, but not every town or city has been covered yet in this depth and with such clarity. If you're a resident of East Sussex, Brighton or Hove, this superb book will be compuolsoty reading for you; otherwise, it's a shining example of what can be written and discovered about the places we inhabit in the British Isles.

Books Monthly

'Fall in love with county'

The Argus, 24th July 2019

About Kevin Newman

Kevin Newman is a Sussex-born and dwelling author, tour guide, teacher, history consultant, journalist and historian. He has written school textbooks, for Sussex publications such as the Argus and Brighton and Hove Independent as well a range of books on Sussex. Visitors' Historic Sussex - West Sussex is his first book for Pen and Sword and will be followed by a sequel on East Sussex and Brighton and Hove. When not engaging people of all ages with the past, he escapes up on the South Downs on walks much shorter than Belloc managed.

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