A History

eBook - 2015
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This volume explores the history of Watford from earliest times to the present day, and the intriguing role the area has played in British history. It is a rich story, filled with such details as life in the household of Cardinal Wolsey at Moor Park, where Henry VIII stayed and Catherine of Aragon lived after the king (as some sources have it) met Anne Boleyn in that very house. As the Tudor era swept on, men from Hertfordshire went to face the threat of the Spanish Armada; other Watford men went less willingly in 1746, "the £36 received by impressing 12 men for His Majesty's army [to] be expended on the buying of [a fire] engine or engines." Taking the story from earliest times to the modern day, and illustrated with carefully selected images from Watford Museum, it celebrates the unique history of this key Hertfordshire town.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2015]
ISBN: 9780750966481
Branch Call Number: 942.5892 Fo
Description: 1 online resource (160 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)


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