Through England on a Side Saddle

Through England on a Side Saddle : In the Time of William and Mary

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Through England on a Side Saddle was written around 1700, and first published in full in 1888. Celia Fiennes (1662-1741) was the granddaughter of the 1st Viscount Saye and Sele. She was an enthusiastic traveller through England, both for pleasure and 'to regain my health by variety and change of aire and exercise'. The diary which she kept was intended for her family to read, and, while it lacks Defoe's more systematic approach some two decades later, sheds valuable insights into English social and economic history at the turn of the century. She was uninterested in antiquities, getting most enthusiastic about new developments such as the development of spa towns such as Harrogate, mining and manufacturing industries, and the new stately homes of the period, in some of which she stayed en route. For more information on this author, see
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  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 20mm | 450g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 1108021751
  • 9781108021753

Table of contents

Introduction Emily W. Griffiths; Preface; The diary of Celia Fiennes; Some places mentioned; Index.
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