The view of a respected local historian

The authors bring their distinguished scholarship to bear, not only on Butley Priory gatehouse, but also on the stories of its monastic background and those of its lively light-land surrounding parishes.

I never read a more fully enlightening account of the Dissolution of an English monastery, or a clearer, wider story of what succeeded it.

The story is told with marvellous skill and learning, and will excite everyone interested in the local history of England.