By W. H. Hudson
Afoot in England, first released in 1909, recounts the author's wanderings from village to village around the south of britain, from Surrey to Devon and Cornwall, and alongside the East Anglian coast.His paintings speaks powerfully of the easy pleasures of the English countryside.Despite decades dwelling in poverty in London, while his kingdom rambles have been an get away from a lifestyles that then held few different pleasures, Hudson ultimately completed reputation along with his books concerning the English geographical region, which in flip helped to foster the back-to-nature circulation of the Nineteen Twenties and 1930s.This version is brought through Robert Macfarlane, Fellow of Emmanuel collage Cambridge, and a modern explorer of Britain's wild areas. he's the writer of Mountains of the brain and The Wild locations.
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37–8. 3 POPULAR RESISTANCE, RELIGION AND THE UNION OF 1707 Karin Bowie From October 1706 to January 1707, the Scottish Parliament voted, article by article, to ratify a treaty to incorporate the kingdoms of Scotland and England into a new British kingdom. As it did so, dozens of petitions against the treaty rained down on Parliament, riots erupted in the streets of Edinburgh and Glasgow and angry demonstrators burned the treaty in towns like Dumfries and Stirling. From 1707 to the present, many histories of the making of the Union have highlighted this popular resistance to it.
Duffy, C. O’Hanle and I. C. Ross (eds), Ireland and Scotland. Nation, Region, Identity (Dublin: Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, 2001), pp. 18–25. 17 Richard J. Finlay, ‘Queen Victoria and the cult of Scottish monarchy’, in E. J. Cowan and R. F. Finlay (eds), Scottish History. The Power of the Past (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2002), pp. 209–24. 18 G. Morton, Unionist-nationalism (East Linton: Tuckwell Press, 1999). 19 Niall Ferguson, The Pity of War (Harmondsworth: Allen Lane.
22 As a result, antiunion Presbyterians argued that incorporation would undermine the Revolution, not preserve it as the unionists suggested. The Hebronites, a body of extreme Presbyterians in the southwest, stressed ‘hou easie an access throw this and the great ferment of the Nation, it may make for the pretended K. 23 Fuelled by anxieties about the English and the security of the Revolution, many Presbyterians protested against the treaty during the 1706–7 session. 24 Though Jacobite and Presbyterian political leaders in Edinburgh collaborated on a petition text that barely mentioned the national church, many addressers rewrote this to emphasise what they saw as the endangerment of their covenanted Presbyterian Church.