Scarborough has a rich and varied history extending from the Roman signal station through its revival under Henry II who built the Angevin stone castle. This fascinating historical journey unveils Changing Scarborough through images, landmarks and people.
Scarborough has a rich and varied history extending from the Roman signal station and marauding hordes of Vikings under Tostig Godwinson and Harald III of Norway through its revival under Henry II who built the Angevin stone castle and granted charters in 1155 and 1163 permitting a market and rule by burgesses. The changing fortunes of the castle and its role in the Civil War, the founding of the spa and development of tourism and establishment of famous hotels are detailed in the exhaustive Changing Scarborough.
Also covered are the associations with Anne Brontë; the Scarborough Riots and the role of the famous Quaker family; the Rowntrees; Alan Ayckbourn; the Sitwells; the famous lifeboat; treasures of St Martin on the Hill; and the town’s dramatic and lethal bombardment during the First World War. Old images are juxtaposed with modern equivalents to provide a fascinating historical journey that will delight visitors and residents alike.
235 x 165 mm
15 November 2014
92 black-and-white and 92 colour photographs
Paul Chrystal is an author of more than twenty-five books and a broadcaster. Ten of his books are on York including A History of Chocolate in York(2012) and The Rowntree Family of York (2013). He writes articles for national newspapers and regularly appears on the BBC World Service and BBC Local Radio. He is married with three children and lives near York.
This comprehensive work provides hundreds of inscriptions, graffiti, curse tablets, official records and letters, both private and official, all translated with commentaries, placing them in a social and historical context.