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The Parkland History of Hertfordshire

Dr Hugh Prince's new book, Parks in Hertfordshire since 1500, explores the development and social history of the county's great parks.

The Parkland History of Hertfordshire

Dr Hugh Prince, Emeritus Reader, is one of several retired UCL Geography staff still active in the department. His new book, Parks in Hertfordshire since 1500, published by the University of Hertfordshire Press in April, is based on studies that began over fifty years ago. It offers an authoritative account of the rise and fall of the county's great parks through the vagaries of ownership, landscape fashion and social and economic change. There are many fascinating insights into social history and past rural life, but the story is also brought up to date. A few of the parks survive as tourist attractions, but most have been divided piecemeal into golf courses, schools and hotels, and real estate developments. The book therefore provides a timely record of the county's green spaces and the history that shaped them.


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