The Draining of the Fens

The Draining of the Fens Author H. C. Darby
ISBN-10 9781107402980
Release 2011-08-18
Pages 362
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The text is ambitious in scope, reflecting the author's position as a historical geographer, and covers a broad range of disciplinary perspectives, ranging from geology to socio-economic analysis. Numerous illustrative figures are contained, including maps, diagrams and photographs of the area, and a bibliography is also provided.



The Draining of the Fens

The Draining of the Fens Author Eric H. Ash
ISBN-10 9781421422015
Release 2017-06-11
Pages 416
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The draining of the Fens in eastern England was one of the largest engineering projects in seventeenth-century Europe. A series of Dutch and English "projectors," working over several decades and with the full support of the Crown, transformed hundreds of thousands of acres of putatively barren wetlands into dry, arable farmland. The drainage project was also supposed to reform the sickly, backward fenlanders into civilized, healthy farmers, to the benefit of the entire commonwealth. As projectors reconstructed entire river systems, these new, artificial channels profoundly altered both the landscape and the lives of those who lived on it. In this definitive account, historian Eric H. Ash provides a detailed history of this ambitious undertaking. Ash traces the endeavor from the 1570s, when draining the whole of the Fens became an imaginable goal for the Crown, through several failed efforts in the early 1600s. The book closes in the 1650s, when, in spite of the project's enormous difficulty and expense, the draining of the Great Level of the Fens was finally completed. Ash ultimately concludes that the transformation of the Fens into fertile farmland had unintended ecological consequences that created at least as many problems as it solved. Drawing on painstaking archival research, Ash explores the drainage from the perspectives of political, social, and environmental history. He argues that the efficient management and exploitation of fenland natural resources in the rising nation-state of early modern England was a crucial problem for the Crown, one that provoked violent confrontations with fenland inhabitants, who viewed the drainage (and accompanying land seizure) as a grave threat to their local landscape, economy, and way of life. The drainage also reveals much about the political flashpoints that roiled England during the mid–seventeenth century leading up to the violence of the English Civil War. This is compelling reading for British historians, environmental scholars, historians of technology, and anyone interested in state formation in early modern Europe.



Water Water Everywhere

Water  Water Everywhere Author Trevor Allen Bevis
ISBN-10 090168046X
Release 1992
Pages 38
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Water Water Everywhere has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Water Water Everywhere also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Water Water Everywhere book for free.



Operation Fenland

Operation Fenland Author Kenneth Alfred Knell
ISBN-10 OCLC:963575603
Release 1993
Pages 8
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Act for the Draining of the Great Level of the Fens Extending it Self Into the Counties of Northampton Norfolk Suffolk Lincoln Cambridge and Huntington and the Isle of Ely Or Some of Them

Act for the Draining of the Great Level of the Fens  Extending it Self Into the Counties of Northampton  Norfolk  Suffolk  Lincoln  Cambridge and Huntington  and the Isle of Ely  Or Some of Them Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:760760494
Release 1649
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Act for the Draining of the Great Level of the Fens Extending it Self Into the Counties of Northampton Norfolk Suffolk Lincoln Cambridge and Huntington and the Isle of Ely Or Some of Them has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Act for the Draining of the Great Level of the Fens Extending it Self Into the Counties of Northampton Norfolk Suffolk Lincoln Cambridge and Huntington and the Isle of Ely Or Some of Them also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Act for the Draining of the Great Level of the Fens Extending it Self Into the Counties of Northampton Norfolk Suffolk Lincoln Cambridge and Huntington and the Isle of Ely Or Some of Them book for free.



The History of the Drainage of the Great Level of the Fens Called Bedford Level

The History of the Drainage of the Great Level of the Fens  Called Bedford Level Author Esq. Samuel Wells
ISBN-10 UOM:39015078143578
Release 1830
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The Medieval Fenland

The Medieval Fenland Author H. C. Darby
ISBN-10 9781107614987
Release 2011-08-11
Pages 230
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This 1940 book, together with its companion volume, constitutes an attempt to outline the changing conditions of a fascinating region. The text is ambitious in scope, reflecting the author's position as a historical geographer, and covers a broad range of disciplinary perspectives, ranging from geology to socio-economic analysis.



History of the Drainage of the Great Level of the Fens Called Bedford Level

History of the Drainage of the Great Level of the Fens Called Bedford Level Author Samuel A. Wells
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433066340757
Release 1830
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The history of the drainage of the great level of the Fens called Bedford level with the constitution and laws of the Bedford level corporation 2 vols and map

The history of the drainage of the great level of the Fens  called Bedford level  with the constitution and laws of the Bedford level corporation  2 vols   and map  Author Samuel Wells (barrister.)
ISBN-10 OXFORD:555055131
Release 1830
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Fen

Fen Author Daisy Johnson
ISBN-10 9781473523647
Release 2016-06-02
Pages 208
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Daisy Johnson’s Fen is a liminal land. Real people live their lives here. They wrestle with familiar instincts, with sex and desire, with everyday routine. But the wild is always close at hand, ready to erupt. This is a place where animals and people commingle and fuse, where curious metamorphoses take place, where myth and dark magic still linger. So here a teenager may starve herself into the shape of an eel. A house might fall in love with a girl. A woman might give birth to a – well what? English folklore and a contemporary eye, sexual honesty and combustible invention – in Fen, these elements have come together to create a singular, startling piece of modern fiction.



The Drainage of the Fens

The Drainage of the Fens Author Richard Leslie Hills
ISBN-10 1843060744
Release 2003
Pages 205
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This work on the drainage of the Fens approaches the subject mainly from the viewpoint of an engineer. Richard Hills sets the scene geographically and geologically referring to the sinkage which has taken place in Eastern England since Roman times.



A History of the Fens of South Lincolnshire

A History of the Fens of South Lincolnshire Author William Henry Wheeler
ISBN-10 9781108066419
Release 2013-10-31
Pages 664
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This expanded 1896 second edition gives a detailed history of the reclamation and drainage of the Fens of South Lincolnshire.



Fen Sketches being a description of the alluvial district known as the Great Level of the Fens with a brief history of its progressive improvements in drainage and agriculture

Fen Sketches  being a description of the alluvial district known as the Great Level of the Fens  with a brief history of its progressive improvements in drainage and agriculture Author John Algernon CLARKE
ISBN-10 BL:A0018312815
Release 1852
Pages 271
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Waterland

Waterland Author Graham Swift
ISBN-10 9780307829801
Release 2012-09-19
Pages 368
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Set in the bleak Fen Country of East Anglia, and spanning some 240 years in the lives of its haunted narrator and his ancestors, Waterland is a book that takes in eels and incest, ale-making and madness, the heartless sweep of history and a family romance as tormented as any in Greek tragedy. "Waterland, like the Hardy novels, carries with all else a profound knowledge of a people, a place, and their interweaving.... Swift tells his tale with wonderful contemporary verve and verbal felicity.... A fine and original work."--Los Angeles Times



Sir Edward Coke and the Reformation of the Laws

Sir Edward Coke and the Reformation of the Laws Author David Chan Smith
ISBN-10 9781316148105
Release 2014-11-06
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Throughout his early career, Sir Edward Coke joined many of his contemporaries in his concern about the uncertainty of the common law. Coke attributed this uncertainty to the ignorance and entrepreneurship of practitioners, litigants, and other users of legal power whose actions eroded confidence in the law. Working to limit their behaviours, Coke also simultaneously sought to strengthen royal authority and the Reformation settlement. Yet the tensions in his thought led him into conflict with James I, who had accepted many of the criticisms of the common law. Sir Edward Coke and the Reformation of the Laws reframes the origins of Coke's legal thought within the context of law reform and provides a new interpretation of his early career, the development of his legal thought, and the path from royalism to opposition in the turbulent decades leading up to the English civil wars.



The Drainage of Fens and Low Lands

The Drainage of Fens and Low Lands Author William Henry Wheeler
ISBN-10 9781108066402
Release 2013-09-26
Pages 196
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This 1888 work describes the various engineering methods used to drain fens and lowlands in nineteenth-century England and Holland.



The Making of the British Landscape

The Making of the British Landscape Author Francis Pryor
ISBN-10 9780141943367
Release 2010-06-03
Pages 832
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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.