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Posted Sunday, August 10, 2008
Tom Bates' latest book, `A History of Old Whittington' is due for publication in late September 2008.
A History of Old Whittington tells the story of Old Whittington's rise from a late 9th century Danish settlement to a modern day enclave of the Borough of Chesterfield, and the village's importance in the annals of English history.
It also tells the fascinating tale of the `Glorious Revolution' of 1688 when noblemen met at the Cock & Pynot Inn, known since as the `Revolution House' to plot the overthrow of King James II and to extend an invitation to the English throne to William of Orange.
The book is written and set out in chronoligical order, and in the chapter on the Middle-Ages, reveals for the first time the origins of the pomegranate on Chesterfield's coat-of-arms and it's links with the village of Old Whittington, the Royal Society of Physicians, and the British Medical Association.
With over fifty illustrations, and with 150 pages of village history, this book is a must have for anyone connected with the village of Old Whittington, the town of Chesterfield, and the County of Derbyshire.
A History of Old Whittington is published by New Age Poetry Press of Chesterfield, and will be available at the price of £11.99 from local retailers, or by post from the author who can be contacted via this website or at firstname.lastname@example.org