Scarborough has a rich and varied history extending from the Roman signal station and marauding hordes of Vikings under Tostig Godwinson and Harald III of Norway through its revival under Henry II who built the Angevin stone castle and granted charters in 1155 and 1163 permitting a market and rule by burgesses. The changing fortunes of the castle and its role in the Civil War, the founding of the spa and development of tourism and establishment of famous hotels are detailed in the exhaustive Changing Scarborough.
Also covered are the associations with Anne Brontë; the Scarborough Riots and the role of the famous Quaker family; the Rowntrees; Alan Ayckbourn; the Sitwells; the famous lifeboat; treasures of St Martin on the Hill; and the town’s dramatic and lethal bombardment during the First World War. Old images are juxtaposed with modern equivalents to provide a fascinating historical journey that will delight visitors and residents alike.
Dimensions: 235 x 165 mm
Illustrations: 176 colour photographs