Pathology professor Mike Dixons overview
of Ilkleys history looks not only at
how hydrotherapy led to the towns rapid
expansion during the Victorian era, but also
includes the enigmatic cup and ring
stones on the Moor, a succession of Roman
forts, Saxon crosses, the Norman origins of
the church, the complex manorial history and
the medieval and pre-Victorian social history.
His book extends from the Ice Age to the 20th
century in a series of cameos combining scholarship
with anecdote, and a little humour. Ilkley
History and Guide, by Mike Dixon.
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