Book Review – St Martin’s Island

Todd Gray and Sue Jackson, St Martin’s Island. An introductory history of forty-two Exeter buildings. The Mint Press, Exeter, 2017, 192 pp, full colour illustrations, £15.00, pbk, ISBN 978 1 903356–71–5 As flames engulfed...

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The Athelstan Myth (1916)

By J. J. Alexander, M.A., J.P. (Read at Plymouth, 19th July, 1916.) The personality of Athelstan, eldest grandson of Alfred the Great, is for students of history a singularly attractive one. He seems to...

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The Black Assizes in the West (1884)

By Frederick Willcocks, M.D. (Read at Newton Abbot, July, 1884.) The name of “Black Assizes” has been applied to several fatal epidemics of typhus or gaol fever which broke out at the County Assizes...

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Exeter Roads and Streets (1943)

By T. J. Joce (1860–1942). Published in Transactions, vol. 75, 1943. Three important pre-Roman settlements, Dorchester, Exeter and Launceston, lie almost in a line. A through route joined them, as direct as the nature of...

Joseph Pitts of Exeter (?1663 – ?1739). (1920)

By Miss Cecily Radford. (Read at Totnes, 21st July, 1920.) The seventeenth century appears to be regarded by many Devonians as a kind of anti-climax after the glories of the sixteenth. Drake and Raleigh,...