Edgbaston - A History, by Terry Slater
Published by Phillimore in 2002, 134 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket (N3345)
Brand New Book
This book provides a fascinating history of Edgbaston, which is now part of the sprawling city of Birmingham
Edgbaston was the site of a Roman fortress and a major Civil War skirmish, and in the 18th century its manor house was rebuilt and its park landscaped by `Capability' Brown. The next century saw its development by the absentee landowners and almost everyone who was anyone in Birmingham came to live in Egbaston. The 20th century brought the university, followed by the Hospitals and Medical School, the most prestigious grammar school, leading hotels, professional offices and the County Cricket Club, whose ground is used for test matches.