The Peak District

    The Peak District

    A Cultural History

    John Bull

    Signal 2012

    Paperback 287pp Illustrated

    9781908493064   Product Code: 22097

    Derbyshire's Peak District was Britain's first National Park, offering a breathing space for the cities of the industrial North. Prehistoric people built megaliths here, its rivers powered the Industrial Revolution, and its quarries provided stone for great houses such as Chatsworth. This absorbing cultural history explores the contrasting landscapes of the Dark and White Peak, charts the struggle for the right to roam, and traces the region's literary associations from Jane Austen to John Ruskin.

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