People & Places of Newark and Sherwood
The district of Newark & Sherwood includes one of England’s finest market towns, a wonderful Minster and a truly legendary, English landscape, in Sherwood Forest. The area is crossed by the capricious River Trent and is dotted with beautiful historic villages, where the evidence of past generations is ‘hidden in plain sight’ – such as the lost deer parks, abandoned villages and mills.
Looking at each settlement, in turn, we look at lavish country houses, lost villages and abandoned Trent ferryboats aplenty. We meet many fascinating characters – from great politicians to explorers, disgraced missionaries, adulterous aristocrats and some humbler souls who made the world a better place. Robin Hood and Friar Tuck lurk within, trading pages with the Duke of Portland and some of the richest families in England.
Everyone who lives in Newark & Sherwood needs a book about it; this one also provides rich information for visitors.
ADRIAN GRAY graduated in history from Cambridge and is the author of many books as well as being a director of Pilgrims & Prophets Christian Heritage Tours, which helps people get to know the history of Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.