The New Book of Lostwithiel : Cornwall's Medieval Capital by Barbara Fraser

The New Book of Lostwithiel: Cornwall's Medieval Capital by Barbara Fraser

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This unique publication is a vital record of the history and inhabitants of the ancient parish of Lostwithiel.

Lostwithiel lies at the upper tidal reaches of the River Fowey.  A small town, proud of its heritage, independent spirit and genuine friendliness, it is loved and cherised by all who live here.  In this book the town's story is told from its beginnings as a vital port developed by the Normans and as the centre of the tin industry and the administrative capital of medieval Cornwall.  During the Civil War, the town was occupied, besieged and badly damaged but, thanks to political patronage in the eighteenth century, Lostwithiel recovered to be kept going in turn by improved roads, farming, iron mining, the railway and the milk factory.  

This is the perfect book for anyone living in Lostwithiel wanting to know more about the history of the town.  It is also a great source of information for anyone studying the history of Cornwall, the mining industry and the people of Cornwall.

Hardback - fully illustrated throughout with drawings and photographs

Published by Halsgrove - Reprinted 2012