Reading is situated on two small eminences, whose gentle declivities fall into a pleasant vale, through which the branches of the Kennet flow till they unite with the Thames at the extremity of the town.
The town of Woodstock has a population of 7,827, and returns one representative to parliament. Its principal trade consists in the manufacture of doeskin gloves and other leather productions. Great historical interest attaches to this place, as having been occasionally the residence of Henrys I. and II. It was here that Henry II. constructed the “bower” for fair Rosamond Clifford.
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Banbury is situated on the river Cherwell; the navigable canal from Coventry to Oxford passes by this town.
Delightfully situated on a sloping bank of the Thames, amid extensive beech woods.