Kings Norton Past And Present

Wendy Pearson

Sutton Publishing

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ISBN: 0750938587

Another new addition to Sutton's Britain in Old Photographs series, this book by Wendy Pearson is about the pretty West Midlands village of King's Norton, which is now a suburb of Birmingham.

All the books in this series are well produced and go with similar formats. They are loaded with photos and images and each photo has a concise explanation putting the image into either historical context or highlighting its relevance to the area - and this book is no exception.

There is a short introduction outlining the main historical events of the region and as with many towns and villages in the country, there has at some point been a rub with royalty or some well known historical figure.

"In 1643 during the Civil War, Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles I, spent a night at King's Norton when leading troops to reinforce the King's army at Oxford. It is reasonable to expect her to stay in the most important house. Popular legend suggests she slept in what is now called the Queen's Room in the Saracen's Head." ■

A well produced pictorial history of King's Norton and the surrounding areas

A well produced pictorial history of King's Norton and the surrounding areas

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