This book explains not only the meanings of more than 900 place-names of the British Isles, but also the techniques by which the meanings are arrived at. In ordinary language, and assuming no special knowledge on the reader's part, the author outlines the general principles of place-name interpretation and then briefly explains the names of counties, towns, villages, rivers, forests, and hills. The book is not limited to England; names from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and the Isle of Man are also included. In addition, the historical events and cultural developments that brought about the application of particular names are also touched on. This book believed to be the only one to cover the place- names of the whole of the British Isles includes a comprehensive index and a glossary of technical terms.
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