Author(s): Ralph Whitlock
This book's beautifully illustrated survey of royal farming is prefaced by an introduction from Prince Philip whose admiration for the book is expressed in his opening paragraphs: 'This book traces the story of the development of agricultural cultivation and the systems of land tenure in this country through the ages and is full of fascinating detail about the individual contributions of Kings and Princes. It is particularly fascinating for me as I find myself to be the current custodian or trustee of this tradition.' Ralph Whitlock's historical research has very largely been executed in the Royal Archives at Windsor and his accounts of contemporary farming practices result from his personal visits to the various royal estates. The official assistance that he has received, combined with his own expertise in matter agricultural, equip him superbly to produce a book which provides new insight into an integral part of the life of the Royal Family. The Royal Farmers today are at the forefront of agricultural developments and provide real leadership for the nations's farming community. Having visited Windsor, Sandringham, Balmoral, Gatcombe, Barnwell, Broadlands, Stoke Climsland and the Castle of Mey, Ralph Whitlock is clearly highly impressed by the quality and the variety of royal farming activities.
Tidy copy, dj a little scuffed and smal tear at base of dj spine.