Twelve Thousand Miles Over Land And Sea; Or, Wanderings In Europe

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byWilliam Hutton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1878 Excerpt: ... ENGLAND. THE CHEVIOT HILLS. YORK MINSTER. Taking the train, at a station a few miles distant from Dryburgh, we cross the border, and roll over the Cheviot Hills. The scene, along these hills, is desolate. Here and there a shepherd's cot may be seen, surrounded by flocks of sheep, and herds of hornless cattle. Our train thunders past Carlisle, and down through northern England, to Leeds and York. The city of York, is of great antiquity, and its magnificent Cathedral attracts hither, annually, thousands of tourists. The building of the city, is ascribed to Agricola,in the year 50. Here also the Emperor Severus died, about the year 211. At a short distance from the city, the funeral pile was kindled by the Emperor's sons, while the whole army in solemn procession, marched thrice around the burning body. The ashes of the cremated monarch were deposited in an urn, and sent to Rome., In York also, Constantius, the father of ConstanYORK MINSTER. ROMAN EMPERORS. 145 tine the Great, died in 306, and some writers contend that the latter,--the first Christian Emperor,--was born in York. In the neighborhood of York, many battles were fought between the Scots and Picts, and the ancient Britons. It was in the vicinity of York, that the Saxons, after expelling the Picts and Scots, first turned their arms against the Britons, who had invited them to the Island. But to view the Minster, or Cathedral, is the object of our visit. The present building, stands upon the site of an ancient heathen temple. The erection of the south transept was commenced in the year 1220. The edifice as it now appears, was completed about the year 1400. The architecture is golhic, of which there are five different styles exhibited, in various parts of the structure. This stately edifice is 524 fee...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1878 Excerpt: ... ENGLAND. THE CHEVIOT HILLS. YORK MINSTER. Taking the train, at a station a few miles distant from Dryburgh, we cross the border,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021765178X

ISBN - 13:9780217651783

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