WATLING STREET


WATLING STREET

JOHN HIGGS    Book Number: 88863    Product format: Paperback

Sub-titled 'Travels Through Britain and Its Ever-Present Past', the ancient Watling Street winds its way from the White Cliffs of Dover to the Druid groves of Anglesey. It has gone by many names and is the road of witches and ghosts, queens and highwaymen, history and myth, of Bletchley Park codebreakers, Chaucer, Boudicca, Dickens and James Bond. There are sections on Dover, Canterbury and the Edgware Road which are well written and informative, and on Bletchley Park with a brief account of social class, codebreaking and early computer development. Higgs explores the relationships between politics and spirituality, of the English education system but is more shaky on Moon worshipping and the oddball characters who give their own esoteric and occult versions of local history. Includes a great deal of the writer's own thoughts on Brexit, religion, politics and philosophy and clearly the author doesn't know that Watford Gap is not on the M6! Nevertheless, an enjoyable meander on our national imagination. 372pp in illustrated paperback.
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ISBN 9781474603485
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