This illustrated history is a nostalgic look
at Leicester's past and highlights the special character of some of its
most important historic sites.
The photographs are from the Historic England Archive, a collection of over 12 million photographs, drawings, plans and documents
covering England's archaeology, architecture, social and local history.
Leicester has been at the heart of the country's
political and economic development for over two millennia.
Historic England: Leicester shows the city as it once was, from its
churches, parks, streets and alleyways to its Victorian mills and