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Of Cabbages and Kings: The History of Allotments

Of Cabbages and Kings: The History of Allotments

by Caroline Foley

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This colourful and lively history book tells the story of allotments from their origin in the 17th century protests against enclosures to the present day. Will include the effects of the Napoleonic Wars, the Corn Laws, the Diggers, the role of allotments in both World Wars and the present-day revival. The author champions the history of allotments in the hope of protecting them for the future. 



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ISBN-13: 9781781011591
Publisher: Lincoln, Frances Limited
Publication date: 09/04/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 20 MB
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About the Author

Caroline Foley is the queen of allotments. Her Allotment Handbook (£9.99) has been a bestseller since 2004, has sold more than 45,000 copies. Her Practical Allotment Gardening, 2008, (£12.99) has sold 23,000 copies. Both are published by New Holland. Caroline Foley is a freelance gardening writer and author who contributes articles to many magazines. She is the editor of Topiarius, the journal of the European Boxwood and Topiary Society. She has taken practical gardening and garden design courses at the English Gardening School. She lives in London near the Culpeper Community Garden of which she is Secretary.


Caroline Foley is the queen of allotments. Her Allotment Handbook (£9.99) has been a bestseller since 2004, has sold more than 45,000 copies. Her Practical Allotment Gardening, 2008, (£12.99) has sold 23,000 copies. Both are published by New Holland. Caroline Foley is a freelance gardening writer and author who contributes articles to many magazines. She is the editor of Topiarius, the journal of the European Boxwood and Topiary Society. She has taken practical gardening and garden design courses at the English Gardening School. She lives in London near the Culpeper Community Garden of which she is Secretary.

Table of Contents

Prologue 6

Introduction 8

1 The Serf & the Commons: 1066-1349 14

2 Black Death, Poll Taxes & the Peasants' Revolt 28

3 Wool, the Theft of the Commons & the Parish Workhouse: 1500-1800 46

4 The Fight for the Right to Dig & the Agricultural Revolution: 1500-1780 66

5 Parliamentary Enclosures & the First Allotment Movement: 1750-1850 82

6 William Cobbett & the Swing Riots of 1830: 1791-1830 98

7 Land, the Labourers' Friend & the Second Allotment Movement: 1832-1914 114

8 Industry, Popular Protest & How Allotments Left the Country for the City: 1800-1914 128

9 Digging For DORA - Allotments & the War Effort: 1914-1918 144

10 The Depression, the Quakers & Allotments for the Miners: 1918-1939 160

11 Digging For Victory: 1939-1945 172

12 Post-war Doldrums & the Green Revolution: 1945 to the 21st century 194

Epilogue 208

Further Reading 210

Timeline 212

Index 217

Acknowledgments 222

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