A day-by-day account detailing a kaleidoscope of events throughout Winchester's unique history
Winchester was an ancient capital of England and birth place of Henry III and Arthur, Henry VIII s elder brother, and a royal burial place of clergy and novelists. The city features in both Hardy s and Conan Doyle s novels. Lesser known people emerge in annals of the city, like Frederick Baker, who murdered "Sweet" Fanny Adams, and was tried and executed in 1867 Winchester's last public hanging. It is also home to Winchester College with alumni including bishops, prime ministers, Fascist and socialist leaders, and media heavyweights. Winchester s historic past is shown in a new light in this entertaining book."