Of Cabbages and Kings

    Of Cabbages and Kings

    The History of Allotments

    Caroline Foley

    Frances Lincoln 2014

    Hardback 224pp Illustrated

    9780711234093   Product Code: 24024

    This history of the allotment movement explains how it has reached the high point it enjoys today, with approximately 330,000 plots around the United Kingdom. Foley reaches back a thousand years to the movement's own roots, when even the lowliest serf had a stake in the land, and traces the influences of monarchs, politicians, pioneers and farmers. As a social history the book reveals much about issues such as unemployment, class struggle and attitudes towards the environment.

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