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?
October, derived from the Latin Octo, which means eight, was actually the eighth month of the year in the original Roman calendar of ten months. It wasn’t until the Julian calendar was introduced by Julius Caesar in the first century BC that January and February were added. The Julian calendar remained the predominant calendar in Europe through the sixteenth century, until it was amended to the Gregorian calendar we still use today.




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