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By Stephen Rippon

the numerous personality of Britain's nation-state presents groups with a powerful experience of neighborhood id. probably the most major beneficial properties of the panorama in Southern Britain is the way in which that its personality differs from quarter to zone, with compact villages within the Midlands contrasting with the sprawling hamlets of East Anglia and remoted farmsteads of Devon. much more extraordinary is the very 'English' believe of the panorama in southern Pembrokeshire, within the a long way south west of Wales.

Hoskins defined the English panorama as 'the richest historic checklist we possess', and during this quantity Stephen Rippon explores the origins of local diversifications in panorama personality, arguing that whereas a few landscapes date again to the centuries each side of the Norman Conquest, different components throughout southern Britain underwent a profound swap round the eighth century AD.

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