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The Green Roads of England

3.18  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Paperback, 240 pages
Published July 5th 2010 by The Lost Library (first published January 1st 2010)
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HD
Oct 26, 2014 rated it liked it

Very interesting guide to ancient trackways but better used as a guide on location. Can be a little dry when read cover to cover.
Steve Dewey
This was an enjoyable little book, made more interesting by describingareas local to me. Being local helped me enjoy the book more than a reader with no local knowledge might -- I note this because the last couple of chapters -- where the roads discussed were in Berkshire, Hertfordshire and east, and in Gloucester and north -- weren't quite as interesting to me as the early chapters, which centered around Wiltshire, Hampshire and Somerset -- the Wessex Ridgeway is closer to my interests than the ...more
Justin Howe
Jun 30, 2018 rated it liked it
I am a fan of the Edwardian genre of "I went for a walk in the country and this is what I saw", and that's what this book 100% is.
Brad Needham
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Written in 1914, this book is a good addition to any English Antiquarian library. Cox' thesis is that one can (at least in 1914) trace all the Stone Age roads of England by following the ridge-lines between tumulii and hill-forts - generally places whose names end in the Anglo-Saxon "Bury", meaning "Fort".

I expected this book to be a bit mystical, but was pleasantly surprised to find it is based on a large amount of pragmatic observation. Cox's eye as a military person gives an unusual
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