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By Stephen Butt

John Nichols' enormous background and Antiquities of the County of Leicester has been the root of ancient study in Leicestershire because it used to be accomplished in 8 titanic volumes in 1815. With hundreds of thousands of phrases, together with transcripts of files from the Domesday ebook onwards, and millions of engravings of church buildings, their monuments, homes, lakes, abbeys, castles, coats of palms or even fossils, this was once a venture on a scale by no means envisaged sooner than, and infrequently when you consider that. A London printer by way of exchange, Nichols had connections with numerous vital Leicestershire households, and either one of his other halves had their relatives roots within the county. even if he persevered to provide his different courses resembling the Gentleman's journal, Nichols committed over 1 / 4 of a century to his nice paintings, within which time he organised a small military of artists and engravers, communicated with nearly each clergyman and demanding landowner within the county and visited in my view the various church buildings and homes illustrated in his volumes. regardless of the inevitable inaccuracies in this kind of sizeable project, Nichols remains to be the main consulted textual content on Leicestershire, and the 1st resource to be consulted through any historian getting to know the heritage of the realm. His paintings used to be a list of switch and improvement: Nichols' misplaced Leicestershire now celebrates his devotion and dedication to the county through taking a look at how many of the constructions he illustrated 2 hundred years in the past have survived to the current day.

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