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The John Tradescants: Gardeners to the Rose and Lily Queen

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This is the definitive study of John Tradescant the elder and his son, two remarkable men who traveled to new or little-known lands in search of botanical treasures—John the elder to Russia, the Near East, and North Africa, and John the younger to the new colony of Virginia. They worked for a series of eminent patrons including Robert Cecil, the Duke of Buckingham, and Cha ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Peter Owen Publishers (first published June 1984)
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Andrea
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I read Philippa Gregory's 'Earthly Joys', a very fictional account of John Tradescant the Elder. That book led me to this book.

A book that is definitely worth the read if you happen to be interested in the history behind England's upper class and royal gardens. The lengths that were taken to make these gardens so magnificent were incredible. The most frustrating thing is that there's just not enough known about the two John Tradescants to really and truly satisfy your curiosity. They did leave
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