Synopses & Reviews
"A Traveller's History of Oxford" gives the reader a clear account of Oxford's earliest beginnings from Roman times, its Anglo-Saxon past, its importance in medieval England, the founding of the different colleges, its status as Royalist capital during the Civil War and its recovery and continuing growth right up to the 21st century.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 347-351) and index.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- ch. 1: Beginnings -- ch. 2: Renaissance and Reformation -- ch. 3: Classicism and crisis -- ch. 4: Republic, reaction and revolution -- ch. 5: Complacency and corruption -- ch. 6: Railways, religion and reform -- ch. 7: Opening up, reaching out -- ch. 8: War and Waugh -- ch. 9: Pillar of the establishment -- Museums -- Walking tours of Oxford -- Trips from Oxford -- Sport -- Chronology.