Ely occupies the largest island in the Cambridgeshire Fens, and has a rich and varied history. The Story of Ely is an engaging general history of the city, from the earliest times to the present day, taking into account its unique architectural development and heritage. Illustrated with evocative images, the book brings to life the remarkable history of the ancient city, from Cromwell to the cathedral. Michael Rouse is an experienced author and well-known local expert who here combines a lively tone and authoritative research. The book is a fascinating read for all who know the city and for anyone wanting to find out more its history.