Treasures of Britain: The Architectural, Cultural, Historical and Natural Heritage of Britain

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John Julius Norwich
W. W. Norton & Company, 2002 - Travel - 704 pages
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The most comprehensive illustrated guide to the art, architecture, and history of Britain ever produced. Written by a prestigious team of expert authors, Treasures of Britain includes over 2,000 alphabetical entries that describe England's heritage and landscape, from medieval churches and cathedrals to historic castles and stunning gardens. Lavishly illustrated with over 1,500 color photographs, this is an unrivaled volume, a classic source of information on Britain's past and present.

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This book was originally published by the British version of the American Triple A tourist guide. It is chock full of maps, scenic guides, local histories, etc. It was obviously intended for the UK tourist to motor about and see the sights. Read full review


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John Julius Norwich was born on September 15, 1929. He was educated at Upper Canada College, Toronto, Canada as a wartime evacuee, at Eton College, and at the University of Strasbourg. He served in the Royal Navy before receiving a degree in French and Russian at New College, Oxford. After graduation, he joined the H. M. Foreign Service and served in Belgrade, Beirut, and as a member of British delegation to the Disarmament Conference in Geneva. In 1954, he inherited the title of Viscount Norwich. In 1964, he resigned from the Foreign Service to become a writer. He is an English historian, travel writer and television personality. His books include A History of Venice, A Short History of Byzantium, Shakespeare's Kings: the Great Plays and the History of England in the Middle Ages: 1337-1485, The Twelve Days of Christmas, and Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy. He was the host of the BBC radio panel game My Word! from 1978 to 1982. He has written and presented more than 30 television documentaries including The Fall of Constantinople, Napoleon's Hundred Days, CortÚs and Montezuma, Maximilian of Mexico, The Knights of Malta, The Treasure Houses of Britain, and The Death of the Prince Imperial in the Zulu War.

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