Mckie's Gazetteer : A Local History of Britain Paperback
by DAVID MCKIE
McKie's Gazetteer takes its readers on a journey through the hidden history of Great Britain.
From Castle Dangerous in South Lanarkshire to Defiance Platform in Cornwall, David McKie relates the anecdotes and arguments, heroes and villains that comprise Britain's rich local history. Read of the tragic demise of Mr Marvell (Andrew's father) in the Humber; discover where the only Knockin Shop in the country remains open; or wonder at the tale of Sir William the Kent Messiah, who, armed with two pistols, a sword and a bugle, claimed that he was the reincarnation of Christ and then murdered the local plumber wielding his warrant for arrest. David McKie's search for Britain's best-kept secrets will entertain and enthral in equal measure.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 640 pages, Integrated black and white line drawings for each letter and two colour printing througho
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 01/08/2010
- Category: Local history
- ISBN: 9781848874428