The Concise History of Ludlow

by David Lloyd

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A great deal is known about Ludlow and this illustrated history traces its fascinating development from Anglo-Saxon times right up to the present day. David Lloyd tells the town’s story in which many of the great dramas of English history have been played out. There were times of plague and pestilence, tremendous wealth, royal connections, local quarrels and the ructions of the Civil War. All have shaped the course of Ludlow, one of England’s most beautiful market towns.


85 Colour photographs, 9 Colour illustrations, 27 Black & white photographs, 34 Black & white illustrations, 11 Maps


Jan 09, 2020


About the Author:

David Lloyd was born in Ludlow and went to the local Grammar School. In 1953 he won an exhibition to Balliol College, Oxford. He had a varied career in education, becoming Deputy Head of a large comprehensive school, and then teaching at the Open University and at the Department of Continuing Studies at Birmingham University.

He moved back to Ludlow in 1985, and was very much involved in the local community, holding several public offices, including that of Mayor and Churchwarden of St Laurence's parish church, Ludlow.

In later years, David ran a series of very popular historical lectures in Ludlow and he frequently gave guided historical tours. He died on 17 May 2009

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