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Rural England H. Rider Haggard

Rural England By H. Rider Haggard

Rural England by H. Rider Haggard


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Summary

Rider Haggard's survey of the state of English agriculture was carried out in 1901-1902, and published twice in book form. It shows a picture of agriculture in poor condition, and suggests reforms to improve matters. The book was well received, and many of Haggard's suggestions were later implemented.

Rural England Summary

Rural England: Being an Account of Agricultural and Social Researches Carried Out in the Years 1901 and 1902 by H. Rider Haggard

H. Rider Haggard (1856-1925) is best known as the successful writer of adventure stories with exotic backgrounds such as King Solomon's Mines and She. However, he also served on a number of royal commissions, and in managing his wife's Norfolk estate became a recognised expert on agricultural matters. Rural England, published in 1902 and reissued in 1906, was the product of his travels around England and Wales writing articles for the Daily Express. They show a picture of agriculture in poor condition, and suggest reforms which would improve matters. The book was well received, and subsequently many of his suggestions were included in the Development Act of 1909. He favoured co-operative societies such as were found in Denmark, an increase in the number of smallholdings, and a national forestry commission. Volume 1 discusses conditions in a large part of the south and west of England, and the Channel Islands.

Table of Contents

Preface to new edition; Introduction; 1. Wiltshire; 2. Hampshire; 3. Guernsey; 4. Jersey; 5. Sussex; 6. Kent; 7. Devonshire; 8. Cornwall; 9. Somerset; 10. Dorsetshire; 11. Herefordshire; 12. Worcestershire; 13. Gloucestershire; 14. Warwickshire; 15. Shropshire; 16. Essex; 17. Hertfordshire and Middlesex.

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NLS9781108025485
9781108025485
110802548X
Rural England: Being an Account of Agricultural and Social Researches Carried Out in the Years 1901 and 1902 by H. Rider Haggard
New
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2011-01-13
700
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