Synopses & Reviews
The South Downs National Park extends from the outskirts of Eastbourne in East Sussex, to the edge of Winchester in Hampshire. It consists of a considerable chunk of southern England and it contains an extraordinary variety of archaeological and historic monuments. You can explore the camps, flint mines and tombs of the earliest farmers, walk around great earthen banks bounding Iron Age hillforts, stroll along Roman roads, visit Saxon churches and medieval castles and houses and examine the remains of industry and more recent military conflicts. Take a walk anywhere in the Park and you find yourself taking a walk into the past. With easy-to-follow maps, evocative photographs and details of sites to visit, the reader can quickly gain both an overview of the Parks full history and appreciate the specifics of individual monuments.
About the Author
John Manley has spent a career in archaeology, including the last 17 years as CEO of the Sussex Archaeological Society. Now Honorary Research Officer of the Sussex Archaeological Society. he has extensive knowledge of all periods of history of the South Downs National Park and is familiar with its landscapes and sites. A proven writer with several popular books to his name, John has previously written AD43: The Roman Invasion of Britain.