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Excerpt from WinchesterWithin the narrow limits of this little book it has not been possible to do full justice to the most historic of English cities. The many traces of Roman occupation, discovered only by the spade, are left uninterpreted- theMoreExcerpt from WinchesterWithin the narrow limits of this little book it has not been possible to do full justice to the most historic of English cities. The many traces of Roman occupation, discovered only by the spade, are left uninterpreted- the relations of Wessex and its capital with the other kingdoms of early England, are treated only in outline- the position of Winchester as capital of England, and even, under the Danes, as the chief seat of a Scandinavian empire, can merely be indicated. Very pleasant it would have been to work out in detail the domestic life of our civic ancestors- or to trace the gigantic commerce of England to its sources, which are indicated by the standards of coin and weight and capacity kept for centuries in the royal city- or to sketch the coming and going of kings and statesmen, churchmen and men of learning, who thronged our streets in the days when the monarchs wore their crown in state in Winchester at the Easter Festival.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.