Banbury boasts a busy and eventful history. The author draws on earlier accounts, but more so on his own extensive research into unpublished records, and the recent archaeological investigations, in this entertaining and detailed exploration of the town's entire past. Accompanied by numerous well-captioned illustrations, the author's compelling narrative explores this fascinating past in fine detail. In the light of Banbury's unique history and special identity, he considers the relevance of the past to the present and to the future of the town. This new analysis is sure to be the standard work on Banbury until well into the 21st century.