Of Cabbages and Kings: The History of Allotments Kindle
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- Of Cabbages and Kings: The History of Allotments
- Caroline Foley
- 18 August 2019 Caroline Foley
great book, very interesting Takes a thorough look at the traditional rights of the common man to have a patch of land and grow things throughout the ages,the threats to these rights and the ways people countered them Goes right back to Norman times, looks at the enclosure of the common land, the victorian poor and the workhouse, as well as wartime concerns with feeding the nation The history of allotments is noble and filled with struggle not just against slugs and this book really puts into perspective how privileged we are to have access to them today and how important they still are. This colourful and lively history book tells the story of allotments from their origin in the th century protests against enclosures to the present day Will include the effects of the Napoleonic Wars, the Corn Laws, the Diggers, the role of allotments in both World Wars and the present day revival The author champions the history of allotments in the hope of protecting them for the future Brilliant book simply a must for allotment gardeners and anyone interested in social history, there are no gardening tips just interesting items of allotment history Allotments for the striking miners, swing riots and much absolutely fascinating. Great to read the history of allotments and ground cultivation from the 11th century onwards. A brilliantly researched book on this topic. Excellent book and packed with social history A good read a great read I found this book very interesting, it s a part of history that I hadn t really considered I think it s unfair that the previous reviewer gave a low review based on the price, and for a hardcover book it s not an unreasonable price, ridiculous. Everything you ever wanted to know and about the history of allottments in the UK Clear and entertaining.