Tresco: England's Island of Flowers


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The Romans visited Scilly, and later the Vikings; but the islands had to wait till Victorian times before they were transformed into what they are today, and their transformation was due to a most remarkable man. Augustus Smith was born into a rich Nottinghamshire family, whose fortunes had been made in banking. As a young man, a strong social conscience motivated him to try by practical means to help the poor and unemployed. Local resistance to his ideas inhibited his plans, however, so when he heard in 1831 that the Duke ...

Tresco: England's Island of Flowers 1991, Constable, London

ISBN-13: 9780094703001

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Tresco: England's Island of Flowers 1985, Constable, London

ISBN-13: 9780094661707


Tresco-England's Island of Flowers 1985, Salem House Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780881620887