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The Making of the British Landscape: How We Have Transformed the Land, from Prehistory to Today This Is The Changing Story Of Britain As It Has Been Preserved In Our Fields, Roads, Buildings, Towns And Villages, Mountains, Forests And Islands From Our Suburban Streets That Still Trace Out The Boundaries Of Long Vanished Farms To The Norfolk Broads, Formed When Medieval Peat Pits Flooded, From The Ceremonial Landscapes Of Stonehenge To The Spread Of The Railways Evidence Of How Man S Effect On Britain Is Everywhere In The Making Of The British Landscape , Eminent Historian, Archaeologist And Farmer, Francis Pryor Explains How To Read These Clues To Understand The Fascinating History Of Our Land And Of How People Have Lived On It Throughout Time Covering Both The Urban And Rural And Packed With Pictures, Maps And Drawings Showing Everything From How We Can Still Pick Out Bronze Age Fields On Bodmin Moor To How The Industrial Revolution Really Changed Our Landscape, This Book Makes Us Look Afresh At Our Surroundings And Really See Them For The First Time


About the Author: Francis Pryor

Francis Manning Marlborough Pryor MBE born 13 January 1945 is a British archaeologist who is famous for his role in the discovery of Flag Fen, a Bronze Age archaeological site near Peterborough, and for his frequent appearances on the Channel 4 television series Time Team.He has now retired from full time field archaeology, but still appears on television and writes books as well as being a working farmer His specialities are in the Bronze and Iron Ages.His first novel, Lifers Club, is due to be published in 2014.



10 thoughts on “The Making of the British Landscape: How We Have Transformed the Land, from Prehistory to Today

  1. says:

    I have a personally signed copy that I purchased during a visit to Flag Fen Now to get around to reading the damn thing And get around to reading the damned thing I have so with that all I can say is what a fantastic read In chronological order Pryor has presented an excellent general reading of the ever changing Britis


  2. says:

    I would have loved to have given this 5 stars as it is such an interesting, readable book It whetted my appetite to visit so many places The last two chapters are a badly written rant, however, and this lets the book down This stream of consciousness, grumpy old man section should have been cut before publication Then it would


  3. says:

    I guess you would have to be something of a history nerd and probably British to have any interest in this tome, but Pryor writes a detailed, highly readable and engaging history of the British landscape I have to say that I found the prehistory chapters of the book and prehistory is Pryor s speciality to be particularly interesting I


  4. says:

    Read this book to understand better the relationship between man, the landscape, communities and economies Living in Australia is very individualistic Driving about in cars everywhere expected to chase jobs around the country to end up living miles away from where you grew up and from family I feel a disconnection between each other and the la


  5. says:

    Comprehensive and excellent book on landscape and historyI saw this as an update to Prof WG Hoskins much loved and much read Making of the English Landscape but it s considerablythan that There is plenty here if you are interested in this subject, as I am It is certainly comprehensive and well researched and takes amodern and developed view of landsca


  6. says:

    Dull, dull, dull Pryor is incapable of writing a truly interesting sentence He kills his subject.


  7. says:

    This is one of those books, like the Cloud Spotters Guide or Earth by Richard Fortey, that makes you see familiar things afresh It presents the history of Britain, not as a series of dynasties or invasions, but as an unbroken continuum of ordinary people in the landscape from the bronze age right up to the present day As long as you don t mind the less objective tone


  8. says:

    I would recommend this to anyone who really doesn t know much about archaeology or landscapes of Britain I ploughed through it and mostly thought it was very well written and interesting, learnt tons I didn t know and put a lotin contextit took a long time, but i enjoyed reading it in patches.


  9. says:

    My bible


  10. says:

    Love anything by Francis Pryor If you are interested in Britain and or archaeology and history, he s a must read author GREAT, GREAT BOOK


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