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Secret Chambers and Hiding Places

Allan Fea

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Genres:

History

Description:

“Secret Chambers and Hiding Places” is a collection of concealments and their uses, almost all within England, although a very few passages and chambers in continental Europe are mentioned, Jacobite hidey holes in Scotland, while the final chapter of the book covers Bonnie Prince Charlie’s wanderings around Scotland, among caves and other hiding places. Most chapters are devoted to historical events; such as the the seventeenth century persecution of roman catholics (with many large houses having specially constructed “priests’ holes”), or various unpopular monarchs and their hiding places. The text is scattered with legends and true stories, with occasional skeletons found, still hiding, long centuries after the searchers have left. The author describes hidden doors, passages, rooms and pits with enormous enthusiasm … and with considerable regret when he has to describe secret places lost to demolition or modernisation. You’ll wish you could wander the country, poking into the darkest recesses of every old house you find! (Summary by Peter Yearsley)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

3h 43m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:45