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showing ‘Rol-rich Stones’ between ‘Longhanboro’ and ‘Enesham’

County Map 1627

County Map 1627 (1 Dec 2013)

One in a county series produced by John Speed, this was used as the cover for the Eynsham Directory as published in 2014.

Speed listed his highlights of the county on the back of the original as follows...

‘As this Countie is happie in the possession of so famous an Academie, so it is graced with most princely Palaces appertaining to the English Crowne, whereof Woodstocke is the most ancient and magnificent, built to that glory by K. Henry the first, and enlarged with a Labyrinth of many windings by K. Henry the second, to hid from his jealous Iuno, his intirely beloved Concubine Rosamond Clifford, a Damosell of surpassing beautie; where notwithstanding followed by a clew of silke that fell from her lap, shee was surprised and poysoned by Q. Eleanor his wife, and was first buryed at Godstowe Nunnery, in the midst of the Quire, under a Hearse of Silke, set about with lights, whom Hugh Bishop of Lincoln (thinking it an unfit object for Virgins devotion) caused to be removed into the Church-yard.’

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