Logga in

Payne, John

The West Country

Payne, John - The West Country, e-bok

10,20€

E-bok, PDF, Adobe DRM-skydd
ISBN: 9781908493514
DRM-begränsningar

Skriva ut3 sidor with an additional page accrued var 9 timme, capped at 3 sidor
Kopiera till urklipp3 utdrag with an additional excerpt accrued var 9 timme, capped at 3 utdrag

The English West Country is a land of exceptional landscapes: many miles of wild, unspoilt coastline and vast expanses of wild moorland; great cities such as Exeter, Plymouth, Bath and Bristol; and market towns, villages and hamlets. Farming, mining, quarrying, fishing and trade are the traditional industries of the counties of Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.

On one level, the West Country is the most English of all English regions, home of clotted cream, thatch, church spires, folksong, hobby horses and Cecil Sharp. Yet the area was trading with Mediterranean Europe before the Romans. For many years Bristol was the centre of the slave trade, and many of its great mansions were built on the proceeds of slavery. Great swathes of land in Dorset, Wiltshire and Devon are still used by the military and are off-bounds to visitors. And within the West Country is the special case of Celtic Cornwall, and the even more remote Isles of Scilly.

People lived in the West Country long before Britain, or England, were invented. From the great stone circles of Avebury and Stonehenge in Wiltshire to the menhirs of Cornwall, and the wealth of prehistoric remains on the Isles of Scilly, this has always been an inhabited landscape, crafted by men and women working closely with nature and natural forces. John Payne explores this culturally rich and varied region, revealing many facets of its distinctive and much-loved identity.

Nyckelord: West Country, Britain, British History, hiking, walking, British landscapes

Författare
Utgivare
Andrews UK
Utgivningsår
2011
Språk
en
Utgåva
1
Sidantal
285 sidor
Kategori
Geografi, Resehandböcker
Format
E-bok
eISBN (PDF)
9781908493514
Tryckt ISBN
9781904955610

Liknande e-böcker