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W G Hoskins

W.G. Hoskins was born in Exeter in 1908. He ended his career as Professor of English Local History at the University of Leicester, head of the first department devoted to the field of study he helped found - local and landscape history. He was also Reader in Economic History at the University of Oxford, a Fellow of the Royal Academy and a CBE. His book THE MAKING OF THE ENGLISH LANDSCAPE was made into a BBC series in the 1970s and is widely acknowledged as a classic. In its obituary of him, the...See more