I recently went back to the corner of Essex where I grew up, a roughly 30 x 30 km square defined by Epping in the top left corner and Orsett in the bottom right. Forty-five years on I see it in a different light. We regularly visited Hainault Forest on the way to see dad’s… Continue reading Back to my roots
Hazel was a major component of post-glacial forests and small areas still survive today.
The past is a foreign country: we might imagine that medieval kings were primarily concerned with affairs of state such as wars, hunting or other courtly pursuits, but firewood supplies?