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The History of York ❰Epub❯ ❧ The History of York Author Patrick Nuttgens – This single volume history of York is written by the nine leading experts in their field and traces the story of this historic town from it beginnings as a Roman garisson to the thriving modern town o This single volume history of York is written by the nine leading experts in their field and traces the story of this historic town from it beginnings as a Roman garisson to the thriving modern town of the year Many maps and monochrome pictures make this an attractive book for both the general reader and the advanced local historian while a full bibliography allows for further study As a single volume history of York it could not The History PDF/EPUB ² be bettered York Evening Press.

  • Kindle Edition
  • 416 pages
  • The History of York
  • Patrick Nuttgens
  • English
  • 03 August 2016

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  1. Kristina Kristina says:

    The History of York Yorkshire From Earliest Times to the Year 2000 is not the most entertaining book about the history of York I could have read The book is comprised of nine chapters each written by a different scholarly author Every chapter covered a different chunk of YorkYorkshire’s history It is edited by Patrick Nuttgens who also wrote the last chapter As a concise factual account of York’s history this is a good book As enjoyable historical reading this is a terrible bookIt’s been a long time since I’ve encountered a book written in such a way that strips all color and interest from history and turns it into a recitation of dry boring facts This was a time consuming boring read Here’s a selectionSome chantry priests like Peter Glenton the former Augustinian friar with a chantry in the Minster and another in StHelen’s Stonegate the former Dominican Thomas Richardson who served a chantry in the now redundant church of St Peter the Little and the former Franciscan Ralph Clayton a chantry priest in St Mary Castlegate found themselves dispossessed for the second time Thomas Grayson very probably the son of William Grayson wiredrawer of York originally a canon of Newburgh Priory until its surrender in 1539 now lost the chantry he had subseuently acuired in the Minster 158It takes forever to read pages and pages of this I tried skimming but the whole point of reading the book is to read the actual words It’s not like there’s a plot to this thing that I could’ve reached sooner by skimming So while I have increased my knowledge of York this book in no way could be used to lure tourists to the city I’d say this book is best used as a reference tool for uestions regarding York’s historyNuttgens is a terrible editor Even if I don’t mention the thousands of sentences that could have been rewritten to provide clarity that still leaves me with these complaints Corporation vs corporation and what the hell is this mysterious “Ccorporation”? commas not appearing where they should and appearing where they shouldn’t random sections where the font gets bigger and smaller for no reason at all repeating phrases “that islanded that islanded” and crappy black and white photographs Nuttgens’s chapter is the worst of the lot full of weirdly placed commas and awkward writing; I’m guessing his definition of an editor and mine differ Nuttgens’s chapter is also the only chapter in which I found authorial intrusion About a fictional man who was in his 90s in the year 2000 Nuttgens wrote “He would have lived through two world wars and the press and television would have made him an intimate witness to many civil and tribal wars whose cruelty violence and devastation would surpass the record of previous generations” 303 I think that’s a weird statement coming from a historian someone uite familiar with the brutality of the past Human history is full of war atrocities and cruelty How we commit those acts has changed but not our eagerness to commit them Nuttgens continues “He would witness a relaxation in dress in manners and morals and in relationships between generations” 304 Again I don’t think 21st century morals are any worse than those Roman emperors with their orgies and the Victorians with their silent porno films So c’mon Nuttgens Under a heading titled “Social Conditions” he does include an interesting survey taken of the poor written by Seebohm Rowntree and published in 1901 Rowntree breaks poverty into two categories primary and secondary Primary poverty included those whose “total income was not enough to obtain the minimum necessities of life for mere physical efficiency” 305 These people were described as not being able to take the railway or omnibus never buy a newspaper or a ticket to a concert must not write letters because they cannot afford the postage stamp cannot save money nor join unions or other clubs cannot give their children pocket money for marbles or sweets men cannot enjoy tobacco or beer and women cannot buy new clothes for herself or her children and the wage earners must never miss a day of work Sounds like a definition of American working poor right? The secondary poverty category are people who can manage day to day living on their wages as long as they don’t spend their money on anything “wasteful” Which after reading the long list of things primary poverty doesn’t allow for I wondered what the hell “wasteful” means to this man I immediately thought is he the Jason “poor people don’t have health insurance because they buy iPhones instead” Chaffetz of 20th century York? FYI if you Google “Jason Chaffetz is a douchebag” you do get search results HaOverall this book is a slog I don’t recommend it for anything other than a reference tool to consult for a research paper on York The writers sucked all the fun out of reading about history I’m pretty sure that the actual city will be much interesting

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