London's Epping Forest

Author: James A. Brimble

Publisher: N.A


Category: Epping Forest (England : Forest)

Page: 176

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A View of Epping Forest

Author: Nicholas Hagger

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1846945879

Category: Travel

Page: 436

View: 6566

Epping Forest was given to the public in 1878. It has many historical and literary associations involving, for example, Harold II, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Shakespeare, Tennyson, Clare and Churchill. Nicholas Hagger came to Epping Forest during the war. As a boy he knew Sir William Addison, long recognised as an authority on the Forest, and saw Churchill speak in his village in 1945. He grew up against the background of the Forest and visited it regularly when he was living elsewhere. He returned and became the proprietor of three private schools in the area, founding his own school in 1989. The Forest has come into many of his poems and other works. In Part One of this book he conveys the history of Epping Forest in the times of the Celts and Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Normans, Medievals and Tudors, and enclosers and loppers. In Part Two he shows how history has shaped the Forest places he grew up with: Loughton, Chigwell, Woodford, Buckhurst Hill, Waltham Abbey, High Beach, Upshire, Epping, the Theydons and Chingford Plain. An Appendix contains some of his poems about these places. His blending of history, recollection and poetic reflection presents a rounded view of the Forest. Using a technique of objective narrative he developed in other works and drawing on personal experience to give the flavour of a personal memoir, he evokes the spirit of the Forest through its best-loved places and wildlife, and brings the Forest alive through his historical perspective, evocation of Nature and vivid writing. Nicholas Hagger’s Collected Poems, Classical Odes and his two poetic epics, Overlord and Armageddon, are also published by O Books.

Living with London's Olympics

An Ethnography

Author: I. Lindsay

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137453214

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

View: 4343

The quadrennial summer Olympic Games are renowned for producing the world's biggest single-city cultural event. This mega-event attracts a live audience of millions, a television audience of billions, and generates incredible scrutiny before, during, and after each installment. This is due to the fact that underpinning the 17 days of spectacular sporting events is approximately a decade worth of planning, preparing, and politicking. It is during this decade that prospective host cities must plan and win their bids before embarking upon seven years of urban upheaval and social transformation in order to stage the world's premier sporting event. This book draws on seven years of ethnographic inquiry around the London 2012 Olympics and contrasts the rhetoric and reality of mega-event delivery. Lindsay argues that in its current iteration the twin notions of beneficial Olympic legacies and Olympic delivery benefits for hosting communities are largely incompatible.

The Rough Guide to Walks in London and Southeast England

Author: Judith Bamber,Helena Smith

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781858289380

Category: Travel

Page: 271

View: 4603

A pocket-sized guide to forty London walks, all within an hour's train journey of the capital, provides detailed maps, site descriptions, and café and pub listings for areas from Chilterns and South Downs to the Iron Age hill forts and stately suburban homes. Original.

The London Encyclopaedia (3rd Edition)

Author: Christopher Hibbert,Ben Weinreb,John Keay,Julia Keay

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230738788

Category: Reference

Page: 1120

View: 3859

‘There is no one-volume book in print that carries so much valuable information on London and its history’ Illustrated London News The London Encyclopaedia is the most comprehensive book on London ever published. In its first new edition in over ten years, completely revised and updated, it comprises some 6,000 entries, organised alphabetically, cross-referenced and supported by two large indexes – one for the 10,000 people mentioned in the text and one general – and is illustrated with over 500 drawings, prints and photographs. Everything of relevance to the history, culture, commerce and government of the capital is documented in this phenomenal book. From the very first settlements through to the skyline of today, The London Encyclopaedia comprehends all that is London. ‘Written in very accessible prose with a range of memorable quotations and affectionate jokes...a monumental achievement written with real love’ Financial Times

AS Level Geography

Author: Ann Bowen,John Pallister

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435352837

Category: Geography

Page: 296

View: 9016

This work aims to combine comprehensive coverage of the full range of topics with a flexible approach to learning. It covers basic geographical skills and offers help with revision and exam techniques.

Epping Forest

Through the Eye of the Naturalist

Author: Mark W. Hanson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Epping Forest (England : Forest)

Page: 210

View: 839

London Und Umgebungen

Author: K. Baedeker

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5874690859

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 2719

A History of the County of Essex

Bibliography. Supplement

Author: Frank Sainsbury

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Published for the Institute of Historical Research by Oxford University Press


Category: Essex (England)

Page: 250

View: 6654

This supplement to the 1959 bibliography ofA History of the County of Essexlists recently published books, pamphlets, sales catalogues, and articles, as well as some newly discovered material, that shed light on the county, the history of its families, and on individual places and regions.

Nino Lo Bello's Guide to offbeat Europe

Author: Nino Lo Bello

Publisher: Chicago Review Pr

ISBN: 9780914091639

Category: Travel

Page: 203

View: 4843

Describes unusual and seldom-visited sights in Britain, France, Holland, Belgium, West Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Greece, and Turkey

The History of the County of Essex


Author: W. R. Powell

Publisher: London : Published for the Institute of Historical Research by Oxford University Press, 196


Category: Natural history

Page: 351

View: 8363

Die Verbindung


Author: James Craig

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 364108413X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9395

Hart, rasant und gnadenlos authentisch In der Luxussuite eines Londoner Hotels findet Inspector Carlyle einen übel zugerichteten Toten. Carlyles Recherchen führen ihn in die Welt der Reichen und Mächtigen Großbritanniens – und das kurz vor der Wahl des Premierministers. Als weitere perverse Morde geschehen, wird Carlyle klar, dass er es mit einem Serienkiller zu tun hat, der es auf frühere Mitglieder eines elitären Studentenzirkels abgesehen hat. Dann gerät Edgar Carlton, snobistischer Konservativer und aussichtsreicher Kandidat für den Posten des Regierungschefs, ins Visier des Mörders ...