The King's England: The Lake District
The Classic Guide
Series: The King's England
- Arthur Mee
15th July 2014
This classic guide covers in detail the sweeping scenery and history of the Lake District, from abandoned churches to Wordsworth’s famous poetry. Also included are the original photographs, showcasing the timeless beauty of this ever-popular landscape.
The King’s England series is Arthur Mee’s richly informative and amazingly comprehensive survey of England; the books set the standard for guides to British heritage. He describes the most interesting houses, churches, views and towns in the country, together with the folklore and history behind them.
From the original edition:
‘Nothing like these books has ever been presented to the English people. Every place has been visited. The Compilers have travelled half-a-million miles and have prepared a unique picture of our countryside as it has come down through the ages, a census of all that is enduring and worthy of record.’