A-Z of Ely – Places ∙ People ∙ History
Michael Rouse

This fascinating A–Z tour of Ely’s history is fully illustrated and will appeal to all those with an interest in this distinctive city in Cambridgeshire.


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Author: Michael Rouse
Number of pages: 96
Publication date: 2018
ISBN: 9781445683447

Ely was built around its cathedral, the first abbey founded by the Anglo-Saxons on an island in the Fens. Ely was a centre of resistance against the Norman invaders including the legendary Hereward the Wake, but when Ely was retaken by the Normans they built the magnificent cathedral that dominates the landscape today. The monastery was one of the richest in the country and brought prosperity to the region, and the city was also the centre of the traditional Fenland economy. The area went into decline following the Dissolution of the Monasteries and the drainage of the Fens. Ely has grown again in recent times, and today the city happily combines its historic fabric with the life of a vibrant, growing city. A–Z of Ely reveals the stories behind the Fenland city of Ely, its streets, buildings and people and how its residents and visitors have shaped the city today,


Weight 0.228 kg
Dimensions 23.5 × 16.5 × 1 cm
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