Tagged with British architecture

Life Up North

John Betjeman is perhaps best known for having been the Poet Laureate, but he was a man of many talents, with his record of The Liquorice Fields of Pontefract’ being a surprising hit in the charts back in the 1960s. He was also a passionate campaigner for the preservation of buildings, and for many years … Continue reading

Romans Changing Britain

From my previous post, it is clear that Romans changed little in the overall landscape of Britain, ie they did not do much deforestation. The Britons had already cleared much of the woodland, and developed a sophisticated agricultural system with different crops on a range of soils, and their methods were continuing to change and … Continue reading