Banbury was laid out as a planned new town in the 12th century by Alexander, Bishop of Lincoln. It incorporated a market place and was protected by the second in a series of castles. His grant of a charter launched the town as a regional trading centre especially noted for livestock - in which respect it remained unchallenged until the dramatic closure of `the Stockyard of Europe' in 1998. Between those two events Banbury boasts a busy and eventful history. The author draws on earlier accounts, such as Beesley and Potts, ...

Banbury: A History 2017, The History Press Ltd, Stroud

ISBN-13: 9780750983679

UK edition


Banbury: A History 2003, Phillimore & Company, Chichester, England

ISBN-13: 9781860772429