20 December 2008

New book: "Sherwood Forest and the Dukeries"

Phillimore have just published "Sherwood Forest and the Dukeries" by Adrian Gray.  Adrian starts with the medieval forest, where the hunting rights of medieval monarchs were ruthlessly enforced, through the creation of aristocratic mansions and parks (the Dukeries) and the exploitation of coal in the 19th and 20th centuries and concludes with the impact of tourism.

The book is profusely illustrated with over 100 photographs, engravings and maps (some of which I supplied!) and costs £16.99.

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