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by BobMason
18 Mar 2021, 09:29
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: How much 'Difficult Land' was there?
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How much 'Difficult Land' was there?

It seems comparatively easy to locate data for the area of land which was unsuitable for large scale arable farming (lakes, mountains etc) but when it comes to the area of land in the British Isles which was 'Difficult', i.e. light sand and heavy clay, it is a lot harder to find data. Does anybody k...
by BobMason
10 Mar 2021, 09:59
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Land ownership in Britain 1900-1914
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Land ownership in Britain 1900-1914

During the course of my research I have come across a lot of discussion about the merits and demerits of the English landowning system just before the First World War broke out. Critics tend to base their arguments on the performance of, for example, the Danes and the Germans. Does anybody know if t...
by BobMason
15 Jun 2020, 20:05
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Edward VII, Pheasants and a despairing farmer
Replies: 2
Views: 18289

Re: Edward VII, Pheasants and a despairing farmer

Many thanks for this Richard.

I have been able to locate a copy of her book on ArchiveOrg which should prove very useful.
by BobMason
15 Jun 2020, 15:39
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Edward VII, Pheasants and a despairing farmer
Replies: 2
Views: 18289

Edward VII, Pheasants and a despairing farmer

A couple of years back I came across the story of a female Norfolk tenant farmer who was forced to pack up because of the damage done to her crops by game on the Sandringham estate. She got no real assistance from the royal household. After packing it in she emigrated and wrote a book about her expe...