Ecology

The New Forest, thanks to nearly a thousand years of protected status, is one of the richest ecological sites in Europe. The preservation of that environment has become a political issue from late Victorian times to the present, and the subject is covered in detail in two chapters of THE FOREST: 'Pride of the Forest' and 'The Forest'.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Keeping Curry on Hand. Queen Victoria loathed spicy food, but as Empress of India, she insisted that curry be available at all times in the event that a “visiting oriental” ever showed up unannounced at the palace doors. The food itself, of course, was probably not something to be desired by any visitor. It consisted of previously cooked food doused in curry powder.




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