With 1,000 years of history behind it, the allotment has started to see its popularity increase once again and a surge in people growing their own fruit and vegetables has seen allotments popping up around the country. Of Cabbages and Kings: The History of Allotments is a detailed book that depicts how allotments have come to be since their inception.
From the very beginning in 1066, throughout the Black Death, the Peasants’ Revolt, the agricultural revolution, the Allotment Movement and the Depression, enjoy tracing allotments through time and see the impact that they have on the population. With 13 chapters that connect the reader to a period of time and how allotments were used, Of Cabbages and Kings allows you to lose yourself in your hobby.
For avid allotment keepers and those looking to start their own, this book gives you a breakdown of the history of the allotment and its value in today's society.
Of Cabbages and Kings The History of Allotments, published by Frances Lincoln Limited, is available to buy from all good book stores, RRP £20.