Gilbert White’s Kitchen Garden Series – Summer

Gilbert White’s Kitchen Garden Series – Summer The summer of 1763 was, in the words of Gilbert White biographer Richard Mabey, ‘a long-running fete’. (Mabey, p. 88). On 4 June 1763, the three daughters of Dr William Battie, President of the Royal College of Surgeons, arrived for an extended visit

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Gilbert White’s Kitchen Garden Series – An Introduction

Gilbert White’s Kitchen Garden Series – An Introduction Dr J. Grant Repshire takes us into Gilbert’s Garden in this series of blogs Gilbert White not only recorded pioneering observations of the natural world, he also gave us a valuable insight into how nature was cultivated by humans in the mid-18th

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For the Modern Reader

Dr. J. Grant Repshire takes the modern reader of the Natural History of Selborne back in time… Gilbert White’s A Natural History of Selborne offers a glimpse into the often-idealised world of a English countryside village in the early-modern era, before industrialisation changed the face of the world forever. Reading

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Celebrating National Poetry Day with Gilbert White

We’re celebrating National Poetry Day by sharing some of the poetry of Gilbert White.   A Harvest Scene Waked by the gentle gleamings of the morn, Soon clad, the reaper, provident of want Hies cheerful-hearted to the ripen’d field; Nor hastes alone; attendant by his side His faithful wife, sole

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