WESSEX TALES: Eight Thousand Years in the Life of an


    books Unlimited | New & Used bookstore | Franklin, NC – buyprobolan50.co.uk of ditch and bank defences etch the crowns of hills Old Ridgeway trails connect them all Wessex Tales Volumepresents twenty short stories set here, where villages named Okeford now stand Our tales span nearly eight thousand years, from the Stone Age to the ruin of the First World War Our land is mystical, magical, sometimes brutal, always down to earth Men and women toil, poach game, reap crops and venture as archers, soldiers, carters, smugglers Press ganged labourers dig ramparts for hill forts, or haul stones for Stonehenge Fathers negotiate marriage for daughters Priests, shamans, bards, adventurers and poets shepherds, cottars, old wives cures and shifting fortunes weave their ways through Wessex Tales Our tales from the Okeford villages are drawn from fiction However, some are set in the village that, in fact, not fiction, sent a higher proportion of its young men to the early months of the First World War than any other village in the United Kingdom A century later, the stories of Wessex Tales are dedicated to those who bravely left their villages, never to return."/>
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  • 304 pages
  • WESSEX TALES: Eight Thousand Years in the Life of an English Village - Volume 1 of 2
  • Robert Fripp
  • English
  • 07 March 2019

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  1. Elite Group Elite Group says:

    Wessex The Anglo Saxon Kingdom of South West EnglandWhen I started reading these two volumes of Robert Fripp s Tales of Wessex I realised that I had no idea where Wessex was so done a bit of digging and discovered this Wessex, one of the kingdoms of Anglo Saxon England, whose ruling dynasty eventually became kings of the whole country In its permanent nucleus, its land approximated that of the modern counties of Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, and Somerset At times its land extended north o Wessex The Anglo Saxon Kingdom of South West EnglandWhen I started reading these two volumes of Robert Fripp s Tales of Wessex I realised that I had no idea where Wessex was so done a bit of digging and discovered this Wessex, one of the kingdoms of Anglo Saxon England, whose ruling dynasty eventually became kings of the whole country In its permanent nucleus, its land approximated that of the modern counties of Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, and Somerset At times its land extended north of the River Thames, and it eventually expanded westward to cover Devon and Cornwall The name Wessex is an elision of the Old English form of West Saxon You would have thought that after living here for the past twenty five years that I would have been curious enough to query the name Wessex especially as one of the water suppliers in the area is called Wessex Water and the highway coming into Bournemouth Wessex Way but No I have been too busy exploring the magnificent countryside that I live in known as Dorset Thanks to Robert Fripp and the magical tales he s woven around a little village known as Okeford, I now find myself walking through the ancient sites with my eyes wide open thinking about the people who settled here, well over eight thousand years ago I cannot pick out any story as being my favourite as each tale is as beautiful as the last, however, I think we owe a debt to Robert Fripp s parents for buying him a canoe kayak for his twelfth birthday This canoe was his companion for the next ten years and six months as he explored the river Stour and became fascinated with the abundance of wildlife that lived in the area This messing about on the river gave him these two volumes of stories that will hopefully inspire readers to put on their walking boots and take to the countryside in what was Wessex to create their very own Wessex Tales.TreebeardBreakaway Reviewers received a copy of the book to review


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WESSEX TALES: Eight Thousand Years in the Life of an English Village - Volume 1 of 2[Reading] ➵ WESSEX TALES: Eight Thousand Years in the Life of an English Village - Volume 1 of 2 ➼ Robert Fripp – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Wessex Tales Volume Six thousand years ago a trail led inland from a landing place on England s Channel coast Turning northeast across Dorset, the track travelled on to country farmed by a community Wessex Tales VolumeSix Eight Thousand PDF Æ thousand years ago a trail led inland from a landing place on England s Channel coast Turning northeast across Dorset, the track travelled on to country farmed by a community that would one day build Stonehenge For much of its route this trail kept to the ridges of WESSEX TALES: PDF or hills, but at one point the Wessex Ridgeway came down to cross Dorset s River Stour before climbing into hills again Where the road crossed the river was once a busy centre on the most important road in the Kingdom Evidence of struggles to control this crossing is still carved into the TALES: Eight Thousand ePUB ´ land Ramparts of Iron Age hill forts important than any others in Wessex lour over the valley Three rings of ditch and bank defences etch the crowns of hills Old Ridgeway trails connect them all Wessex Tales Volumepresents twenty short stories set here, where villages named Okeford now stand Our tales span nearly eight thousand years, from the Stone Age to the ruin of the First World War Our land is mystical, magical, sometimes brutal, always down to earth Men and women toil, poach game, reap crops and venture as archers, soldiers, carters, smugglers Press ganged labourers dig ramparts for hill forts, or haul stones for Stonehenge Fathers negotiate marriage for daughters Priests, shamans, bards, adventurers and poets shepherds, cottars, old wives cures and shifting fortunes weave their ways through Wessex Tales Our tales from the Okeford villages are drawn from fiction However, some are set in the village that, in fact, not fiction, sent a higher proportion of its young men to the early months of the First World War than any other village in the United Kingdom A century later, the stories of Wessex Tales are dedicated to those who bravely left their villages, never to return.


About the Author: Robert Fripp

Robert Fripp is Eight Thousand PDF Æ British from Dorset and Canadian Toronto Former TV producer at CBC, founder and managing editor of a technical magazine, IBM Visions , a copywriter in science and technology, and the author of factual books and fictionNot to be confused with British musician.