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By Stephen Butt

town of Leicester can boast an extended and uncommon historical past and has been on the very center of the country’s political and fiscal improvement for over millennia. proof of Roman profession is still on the Jewry Wall and Cardinal Wolsey lies buried in Leicester Abbey, however the jewel within the city’s proud old crown used to be the invention, in 2012, of the skeleton of Richard III mendacity underneath a automobile park.

The city’s tales are available in all places: from the Victorian generators and fabric factories to the bustle of purchasing centres and markets, in structures, church buildings, parks, streets and alleyways, and within the humans themselves. neighborhood writer Stephen Butt takes readers on their own A–Z travel round the city’s historical past, exploring its nooks and crannies, and alongside the way in which pertaining to many a desirable story of the main attention-grabbing humans and locations. totally illustrated with images from the prior and current, this new A–Z consultant to Leicester’s background will attract citizens and viewers alike.

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