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By Ian Crofton

ISBN-10: 1623652448

ISBN-13: 9781623652449

Traditional chronologies of global background pay attention to the reigns of kings and queens, the dates of battles and treaties, the ebook dates of significant books, the crowning glory of recognized structures, the deaths of iconic figures, and the years of significant discoveries. yet there are different extra attention-grabbing tales to inform - tales that don't often get into the heritage books, yet that may however convey the prior vividly and excitingly to existence. think a heritage lesson that spares you the main points of such seminal occasions because the 11th-century papal-imperial clash, that fails to claim a lot in any respect concerning the 1815 Congress of Vienna - and that neglects totally to say the world-changing second that was once the 1521 nutrition of Worms. think as a substitute a booklet that tells you the date of the traditional Roman legislations that made it felony to wreck wind at banquets; the identify of the defunct medieval pope whose putrefying corpse was once subjected to the humiliation of an ordeal ahead of a courtroom of legislations; the id of the priapic monarch who sired extra bastards than the other king of britain; and final yet now not least the date of the death in London of the 1st goat to have circumnavigated the globe - two times. think a ebook filled with such deliciously disposable info, and you have got heritage with out the uninteresting Bits. via turns extraordinary, stunning, trivial, and enlightening, historical past with no the uninteresting Bits bargains wealthy pickings for the browser, and leisure and suggestion aplenty when you have grown weary of extra traditional works of historical past.

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The fertile (clay and limestone) soil of Kent has always been conducive to fruit growing; there cultivation was first established on a commercial scale in the 16th century. Kent is a major supplier of fruits and vegetables (apples, pears, black currants, cauliflowers, and cabbages). Worcestershire is noted for its plums, and Somerset and Devon specialize in cider apples. Livestock The agriculture of England, though to a lesser extent than in Wales and Scotland, is primarily concerned with livestock husbandry and, in particular, with milk production.

Fred Ramage/Hulton Archive/Getty Images Agriculture, forestry, and fishing The physical environment and natural resources of England are more favourable to agricultural development than those of other parts of the United Kingdom. A greater proportion of the land consists of lowlands with good soils where the climate is conducive to grass or crop growing. The majority of English farms are small, most holdings being less than 250 acres (100 hectares). Nonetheless, they are highly mechanized. Major crops Wheat, the chief grain crop, is grown in the drier, sunnier counties of eastern and southern England.

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