The Oak Apple

The Morland Dynasty

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Author: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748132910

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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1630: after long years of peace the reign of Charles I brings brutal civil war to England. The clash between King and Parliament is echoed at Morland Place when Richard brings home a Puritan bride while his brother, Kit, joins Prince Rupert and the Royalist cavalry, leaving their father Edmund desperately trying to steer a middle course between the fighting factions. As the war grinds on, bitterness and disillusion replace the early fervour, and the schisms between husband and wife, father and son, grow deeper. Edmund struggles grimly through it all in an attempt to keep the Morland fortune intact, but he is thwarted by the estrangement between his sons and then alienated from his beloved wife, Mary.

The Glorious Life of the Oak

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Author: John Lewis-Stempel

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147355862X

Category: Nature

Page: 96

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'The oak is the wooden tie between heaven and earth. It is the lynch pin of the British landscape.' The oak is our most beloved and most common tree. It has roots that stretch back to all the old European cultures but Britain has more ancient oaks than all the other European countries put together. More than half the ancient oaks in the world are in Britain. Many of our ancestors - the Angles, the Saxons, the Norse - came to the British Isles in longships made of oak. For centuries the oak touched every part of a Briton's life - from cradle to coffin It was oak that made the 'wooden walls' of Nelson's navy, and the navy that allowed Britain to rule the world. Even in the digital Apple age, the real oak has resonance - the word speaks of fortitude, antiquity, pastoralism. The Glorious Life of the Oak explores our long relationship with this iconic tree; it considers the life-cycle of the oak, the flora and fauna that depend on the oak, the oak as medicine, food and drink, where Britain's mightiest oaks can be found, and it tells of oak stories from folklore, myth and legend.

The Farmer's Encyclopædia

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Author: Cuthbert William Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agricultural chemistry

Page: 1165

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The American Farmer's Encyclopedia

Embracing All the Recent Discoveries in Agricultural Chemistry, and the Use of Mineral, Vegetable and Animal Manures ...

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Author: Gouverneur Emerson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agricultural chemistry

Page: 1179

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