Gilpin

The Reverend William Gilpin, Vicar of Boldre in the New Forest, was a well-known antiquarian in the late eighteenth century, who promoted the idea of the 'picturesque' in art and landscaping. Based upon what is known of his character and life, he becomes a supporting character in the 'Alice' chapter of THE FOREST.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
RHUBARB - During the three centuries before the nineteenth, China had become so cut off from Europe that senior mandarins were quite unsure where Britain was. They’d even been told that the western barbarians needed to import herbal rhubarb from China (a medicine), and that they would die if they couldn’t get it.




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