Design, Improvement and Power in the Post-Medieval Landscape
Hardback 244pp Illustrated
9781843833703   Product Code: 23100
From the late Middle Ages to the end of the Second World War, the rural landscape of England was structured around great estates. The papers in this book explore they way the environment was systematically engineered by wealthy landowners to provide both scenic vistas and agricultural income. Illustrated with photographs, maps and historic images, it also traces the links between landholdings in England and in its colonies, demonstrating how such models were exported to Ireland, North America and the Caribbean.