The city of Leicester can boast a long and distinguished history and has
been at the very heart of the country's political and economic
development for over two millennia. Evidence of Roman occupation remains
at the Jewry Wall and Cardinal Wolsey lies buried in Leicester Abbey,
but the jewel in the city's proud historical crown was the discovery, in
2012, of the skeleton of Richard III lying beneath a car park.
city's stories can be found everywhere: from the Victorian mills and
textile factories to the bustle of shopping centres and markets, in
buildings, churches, parks, streets and alleyways, and in the people
Local author Stephen Butt takes readers on their very own
A-Z tour around the city's history, exploring its nooks and crannies,
and along the way relating many a fascinating tale of the most
interesting people and places. Fully illustrated with photographs from
the past and present, this new A-Z guide to Leicester's history will
appeal to residents and visitors alike.
£14.99 from all good bookshops, and all online booksellers.