Literary Locations #75: Newstead Abbey

Literary Locations #75: Newstead Abbey

In the rolling acres of Robin Hood country, along a mile and a quarter of tree-lined road, is Newstead Abbey, surrounded by woodland, lakes, waterfalls and walled gardens. The Augustinian priory was built by Henry II, between 1163 and 1173, to atone for the murder of...
…nine Howitt’s typing…

…nine Howitt’s typing…

Volume one of ‘Howitt’s Journal’, edited by William & Mary Howitt, opens with the married couple setting out their aims. “For years it has been our resolve to devote ourselves by such a periodical to the entertainment, the good, and the advancement of the public.”...