From Tudor Hunting Ground to the Present
Hardback 220pp Illustrated
9781445610245   Product Code: 18019
Regent's Park in London is one of Britain's most popular open spaces, but its history goes back long before John Nash and his patron the Prince Regent laid it out in the early 19th century. This absorbing account charts its origins as part of the Middlesex forest, through the dissolution of the monasteries when it became Henry VIII's hunting ground, to its later development as a smart residential suburb, reflecting the wider history of Britain and its public parks.