Cirencester - A History and Guide
Today, Cirencester is a small market town. Once it was the second largest city in Roman Britain. At other periods it was the site of a great Abbey and the centre of the Cotswold wool trade. Men fought and died in its streets during the Civil War. This is the illustrated story of Cirencester and its inhabitants from Roman times to the present day. The living conditions of the ordinary people and the local organisations which controlled their daily lives are set in the context of national events which governed their hopes and fears, and there are many references to colourful and influential personalities. A guide to the surviving objects, monuments and buildings from each period is given at the end of the book.