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Make the most of your visit while attending this event and take a tour of Dove Cottage and gardens.

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Part of: Saturday Talks

Saturday talks

William, Dorothy, Jane and John

Jerwood Centre

18 November 2017
3.00 - 4.00pm

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Between 1810 and 1845, John Marshall of Leeds, the pre-eminent flax-spinner, purchased extensive estates in iconic locations. Marshall was married to Jane Pollard, a close friend of Dorothy Wordsworth, and William was closely involved in the choices and in the principles of planting wood. Derek Denman explains this most unlikely relationship, and identifies the now-famous estates which were purchased and protected.

Dr Derek Denman is an engineer by profession, who developed an interest in local and regional history after moving to Cumbria in 1993. He holds an MA and PhD from Lancaster University, where he researched the responses of landowners to the cultural creation of the English Lakes.

Cost: £5

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