Originally published in 1931. A history of the growth of a typical English town from its humble beginnings as a hut in the forest. - The Beginning - The Village - The Danelagh - Under the Norman - Charter and Gild Merchant - Changes and Chances - The Fair - From Battle and Murder, and from Sudden Death - White Rose and Red - Town Life at the End of the Middle Ages - A New World - The Reformation and the Vagrants - New Against Old - Growing Pains - The Whig Oligarchy - Local Government - The Industrial Revolution and Reform - Yesterday - To-day and To-morrow.Illustrated. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.