A Lost Frontier Revealed

A Lost Frontier Revealed

Regional Separation in the East Midlands

eBook - 2009
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A traveller through the length and breadth of England is soon aware of cultural differences, some of which are clearly visible in the landscape. The eminent English historian Charles Phythian-Adams has put forth that England, through much of the last millennium, could be divided into regional societies, which broadly coincided with groups of pre-1974 counties. These shire assemblages in turn lay largely within the major river drainage systems of the country. In this unusual study Alan Fox tests for, and establishes, the presence of an informal frontier between two of the proposed societies astride the Leicestershire-Lincolnshire border, which lies on the watershed between the Trent and Witham drainage basins. The evidence presented suggests a strong case for a cultural frontier zone, which is announced by a largely empty landscape astride the border between the contrasting settlement patterns of these neighbouring counties.
Publisher: Hatfield, Hertfordshire : University of Hertfordshire Press, 2009
ISBN: 9781905313877
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 210 p.) : ill., maps


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