A Popular History of Bristol; Antiquarian, Topographical and Descriptive from the Earliest Period to the Present Time; With Biographical Notices of Eminent Natives and Residents, Impartially Written

A Popular History of Bristol; Antiquarian, Topographical and Descriptive from the Earliest Period to the Present Time; With Biographical Notices of Eminent Natives and Residents, Impartially Written

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...memoranda contained in different collections, and relating to the more recent stages of inquiry, are equally uncertain and unsatisfactory."-I-Of these manuscripts Iam exceedingly sceptical, and should on no account think them trustworthy on any subject connected with our local history; and although they have been copiously transcribed by the Rev. Samuel Seyer, in his "Memoirs of Bristol," in illustration of events which occurred many centuries ago, he tells us that "Most, but not all, were written within the last 200 3/ears;"1 thereby at once arraigning the credibility of the work he has published, by bringing into question the authenticity of the very documents he has used in compiling it! Barrett's Hist. of Bristol, p. 554. 1-Appendix XLVII. I Although the history of this church has been several times befpre discussed by me, it cannot be omitted in a Popular History of Bristol, of which it forms so interesting a portion, especially as I am more than ever convinced that the opinions by me expressed elsewhere are founded in truth; see Notes on the Ecclesiastical and Monumental Architecture and Sculpture of the Middle Ages in Bristol; Memorials of the Canynges' Family and their Times, &0.; Archeeologia, vol. xxxv.; and Fact versus Fiction. Bristol Memorialist, p. 283. + Britton's Hist. of Redcliffe Church, p. 3. I Seyer's Memoirs of Bristol, p. x. There can be no doubt that a.church existed here at an early period, perhaps before the Norman Conquest, which being in a ruinous state, had several gifts of land made by will towards its repair; some of these are dated as early as the years 1207, 1229, and 1230. Indulgences were also granted by various bishops, on condition that the...show more

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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 454g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236849035
  • 9781236849038