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Two Thousand Years In Exeter

  • 182 Pages
  • 3.45 MB
  • English
Phillimore & Company
Local history, History, History - General History, History: World, Devon, Europe - Great Britain - General, Exeter (Eng
ContributionsHazel Harvey (Editor)
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8627781M
ISBN 101860773036
ISBN 139781860773037

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Author:Hoskins, W. Two Thousand Years in Exeter. Book Binding:Hardback. All of our paper waste is recycled within the UK and turned into corrugated cardboard. World of Books. Exeter is one of the oldest cities in Britain. It was an inhabited place some two hundred years before the Romans came, and people have lived here without a break for more than two thousand years.

The High Street has been in continuous use as a thoroughfare throughout that long period/5(6). Buy Two Thousand Years in Exeter by W.

Hoskins from Waterstones today. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £Book Edition: 2nd Revised Edition. Exeter Book, the largest extant collection of Old English c.

the manuscript was given to Exeter Cathedral by Bishop Leofric (died ). It begins with some long religious poems: the Christ, in three parts; two poems on St. Guthlac; the fragmentary “Azarius”; and the allegorical Phoenix. Following these are a number of shorter religious verses intermingled with poems of.

His book ‘Two Thousand Years in Exeter’ is the most comprehensive study of his native city available, and was republished inwith an update. His book 'Two Thousand Years in Exeter' is the most comprehensive study of his native city available, and was republished inwith an update by local author Hazel Harvey.

Hoskins was president of the Dartmoor Preservation Association between and The Exeter Book is a 10 th-century anthology of poetry in Old English and is of major importance to Exeter Cathedral, the Cathedral Library and English literature itself. Exeter Dean and Chapter Manuscriptusually known as the Exeter Book, was written down by a single scribe – no doubt a monk – in about For many years he wrote a regular column for the Saturday Review magazine, called "Trade Winds".

His three most famous books were The Ghost of FlightIncident at Exeter, and The Interrupted Jo John Grant Fuller, Jr. ( - ) was a New England-based American author of several non-fiction books and newspaper articles, mainly focusing on /5. Her Exeter Past (), long out of print, is the basis of this new book, and she has also prepared a fully updated new edition of W.G.

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Hoskins' classic Two Thousand Years in Exeter - which was first published in and is still in print/5(2). One thousand year old riddle (from the Exeter Book) Ask Question Viewed 2k times 2 $\begingroup$ This riddle is from the Exeter Book, circa A.D.: Clothes make no sound when I tread ground Or dwell in dwellings or disturb the flow.

And lofty air and gear at times Thanks for contributing an answer to Puzzling Stack Exchange. Two Thousand Years in Exeter, (Exeter: James Townsend, ) ISBN "Foreword" in West, John.

Village Records (London: Macmillan ; New York: St. Martin's Press, ) ISBN 0 Known for: The Making of the English Landscape. After a thousand years of wear and tear (at one point the books front cover was used as a cutting board and coaster for beer) some of the pages have been damaged.

Some to the point of not being able to be translated. The original Exeter Book resides in (you guessed it) Exeter Castle. Her Exeter Past (), long out of print, is the basis of this new book, and she has also prepared a fully updated new edition of W.G.

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Hoskins' classic Two Thousand Years in Exeter - which was first published in and is still in : Hazel Harvey. The Exeter Book, Tiverton, Devon Books in association with Exeter City Council () pp. [ISBN 1] Caldwell, John. Notes on the history of Dean Clarke's hospital, Trans. Devon. Assoc.() pp Cennick, John An account of a late riot at Exeter.

Printed by J. Hart and sold by J. Lewis, London () 29pp. It was built into the northern corner of the Roman city walls starting in or shortly after the yearfollowing Exeter's rebellion against William the Conqueror. In it was besieged for three months Built by: William the Conqueror.

W G Hoskins, Two Thousand Years in Exeter (, reprinted ), p C Brooks, Mortal Remains (), pp 62, B Cherry and N Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Devon (2nd edn ), pp C Brooks, English Historic Cemeteries, (English Heritage theme study ), p Exeter Cathedral: The First Thousand Years - by Nicholas Orme.

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sid. ISBN Sellman, R.R. Aspects of Devon History (New). Exeter: Devon Books. ISBN Sharp, Thomas (). Exeter Phoenix: A Plan for Indelning: Devon. Here are ten things you should know about the Exeter Book. the pin. 1) The Exeter Book is the largest still-existing collection of Old English poetry and riddles.

The Exeter Book has been dated to c. but several of the poems included in the book are much older. Some of them have been dated as far back as the 7 th : Erika Harlitz-Kern. Each page is inches by inches.

Despite the marks of a damp cup, scorch marks, and cuts on its pages, Exeter Book has survived for over a thousand years. Although it is impossible to know the precise date of Exeter Book's inscription, scholars believe it was authored between CE.

It was definitely written during the English. That’s the real mystery at the heart of Rid and, over one thousand years on, we are not much closer to solving it. References and Suggested Reading.

Crossley-Holland, Kevin, trans. The Exeter Book Riddles. London: Enitharmon, Dailey, Patricia. “Riddles, Wonder and Responsiveness in Anglo-Saxon Literature.”. Riddle-me-ree. Two Thousand Years With the help of Anglo-Saxon specialist Dr Katie Lowe and access to the Exeter Riddle book he explores the way language and its rich supply of.

It’s rather nice to see proof that this hasn’t changed in a thousand years. The Exeter Book is believed to be the “ one large book in English verse about various subjects” which was bequeathed to the Exeter Cathedral Library by Leofric, first Bishop of Exeter, in It survives in Exeter Cathedral Library to this day.

The date of. The Exeter Book, "Wanderer," and "The Wife's Lament" When English books were rare (before Caxton began printing in English with moveable type, c. ), all the "literature" in a region might be contained in a sort of single-volume "library" bound together between wooden boards usually made of beech, from the German name for which we get the word "book" via Old English.

The great book we know. Exeter. Garton & King. Garton & King. Seen in Matford Road, Exeter. The foundry introduced a steam engine to drive the bellows, producing higher temperatures and better quality. Gas lighting was introduced in the premises intwo years before the Author: Ian Maxted.

Adult Learning; Exeter Literary Festival; A rare chance to hear a panel of authors delve into the mysteries and meanings of the year-old Riddles that are preserved in Exeter Cathedral’s Exeter Book of Anglo-Saxon poetry.

The Exeter Book was added to the UNESCO Memory of the World Register in and will be a star item this autumn in the British Library’s Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms. The Exeter Book riddles are renowned, of course, for their enigmatic absence of answers in the manuscript (unlike the various Anglo-Latin examples), but this is one of the few that still lacks a solution with general or near unanimous agreement.

Anglo-Saxonists are still debating the possible solutions for this little critter; the only thing. The Exeter Book, a late tenth-century manuscript of early Old English poetry, is an anthology of religious homiletic verse, elegiac poetry, and ninety-one lyric riddles are of particular interest to students of Old English poetry and Anglo-Saxon culture, to archeologists, anthropologists, and : Paperback.

Because of its size, it would have been kept in a monastery and produced over a number of years. In its current state, the Exeter Book is missing pages, which could be a metaphor for life in general, but is likely the result of being over a thousand years old.

The. Two historical riddles of the Old English Exeter Book by John Donald Hosler A thesis submitted to the graduate faculty in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF ARTS Major: English Literature Major Professor: Susan Yager Iowa State University Ames, Iowa Author: John Donald Hosler.

#Exeter tweets can reach over 67 thousand accounts. The oldest hotel in Britain is The Royal Clarence Hotel which was built in and has some Author: Adam Care.The Exeter Book was composed shortly before and bequeathed to Exeter Cathedral by its first bishop, Leofric, after his death in Only four predominantly poetical Old English manuscripts survive, and the Exeter Book is notable for the sheer number and variety of works it includes within its File Size: KB.