This handbook fits together the people and places, of all shapes & sizes, in the intricate, multi-part, historical webs of the Peak area. People living and working in the area were inter-linked locally, nationally and internationally. The local natural environment affected their lives and they were also part of the fabric of church, economic, military, settlement and social history.
Time consuming chores associated with pursuing historical themes and topics are avoided by the easy-to-refer, and precise, way in which information is presented. A Glossary of Peak words with examples supports the themes.