mjj (flemmings) wrote,
mjj
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"a Tardis for hunting earls"

Though what I mostly take away from the links in this is a confirmation of something I'd noted myself: the stately homes of England have a distinct dislike of trees. Maybe it's the climate-- cloudy and damp, we need all the sunlight we can get! Maybe it's the history/ origins: Cavalier strongholds in the Civil War, no sniper cover required. But it's been three and a half centuries since the latter, and global warming surely has altered the former; and me I have to wonder why the English aristocracy doesn't want trees softening the distinctly forbidding lines of its great houses.
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