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Chester: A History


CHESTER has a long and fascinating history, dating from the arrival of the Roman army around AD 74. Their fortress was the stimulus for the growth of a prosperous town with such attributes of classical civilisation as bathhouses, central heating and an amphitheatre. The fifth-century collapse was followed by expansion under Saxon Mercia, and the threat of Viking attack was countered by the creation of a burh. Chester prospered as an administrative and trading settlement, ultimately benefiting from commercial contacts with ...

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Chester: A History
2013, The History Press Ltd, Stroud

ISBN-13: 9780750955539


Chester: A History
2008, History Press

ISBN-13: 9781860774997


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