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This course is the ideal introduction to English garden history. It provides an overview of five centuries of development, from Baroque formalism through the naturalistic landscape style, right up to contemporary cutting-edge planting style. The course was written by Tim Richardson, an independent garden historian and landscape critic. Tim writes regularly for newspapers and magazines including The Daily Telegraph, Financial Times and Country Life, and is the author of nine books on garden and landscape subjects. He is a trustee of the Garden History Society and a member of the gardens advisory panel of the National Trust.
In the nineteenth century Britain experienced led the world in
the dramatic process of industrialisation but the consequences
for British society were far reaching. How were ordinary people
affected by these developments? This course aims to investigate
the lives of the Victorian people both rich and poor, in order to
gain an understanding of the key issues that transformed Britain
during this period.
This course was written by Annette Mayer who specialises in nineteenth and twentieth century British history. Annette is the author of three online courses for OUDCE.