The Wood that Built London: A Human History of the Great North Wood (Hardback)
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The Wood that Built London: A Human History of the Great North Wood (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 07/10/2021
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Standing in the busy streets of South London today, it is hard to imagine that much of this suburban townscape was once a vast wood, stretching unbroken for almost seven miles from Croydon to the Thames at Deptford.

In The Wood That Built London, C.J. Schuler takes us on a journey through time, telling tales of invaders and trade guilds, map makers and soldiers, royals and working class people. From the 8th century to current conservation efforts, Schuler offers a fresh perspective on London's history, with tales of murder, Anglo-Saxon treasure, fires, pandemics, the blitz and more along the way.

This compelling narrative history charts the fortunes of the North Wood from the earliest times: its ecology, ownership, management, and its gradual encroachment by the expanding metropolis.

Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781913207496
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 533 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'In this meticulously researched yet accessible work, historian C J Schuler brings to life a largely forgotten slice of the capital's topography.'

* Geographical Magazine *

'A gentle and beautifully produced book... Skilfully alternates between pastoral and archival archaeology.'

-- Sebastian Milbank * The Tablet *

'Deeply rewarding'

-- Paul Wood, author of London's Street Trees

'Timely and informative'

-- Travis Elborough, author of A Walk In the Park

'An engaging reflection on what we've already lost; but more importantly, it's a vital reminder of what we still have alongside us.'

-- Julian Hoffman, author of Irreplaceable

'Meticulously researched and hugely enjoyable.'

-- Tiffany Francis-Baker, author of Dark Skies

'A beautifully illustrated and richly researched exploration of the relationship of humanity and nature.'

-- S. G. MacLean * Historia magazine *

'Magnificent... Will be the defining work on the Great North Wood for a long time to come.'

* Woodlands.co.uk *

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“The Wood That Built London”

This is a history of the Great North Wood that once ranged northwards. from Croydon and of which some traces remain.The. book is very well written, thoroughly researched and
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