Thursday, 2 March 2017

Tourist Trips And Traps

(Woburn Abbey.)

SM Stirling's Emberverse Vol II, The Protector's War (New York, 2006), begins at Woburn Abbey, England, in 2006 AD, Change Year Eight. An ex-SAS man thinks:

"I've been here before..." (p. 1)

So have I, although too long ago to remember anything.

"In 1953 the eleventh duke had opened [the Abbey] to the paying public, complete with golf course, pub, guided tours and antique shop - and avoided the forced sales which so many of his peers suffered after the Second World War." (p.2)

There is a lot of that in England. Also, former private residences are outdoor pursuits centers etc.

It is always interesting to read a North American author's account of a visit to a historic site in England. In particular, see York Minster.

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

And one thing I noted about post Change England was how CASTLES again came to have a practical military function. And we see Norman Arminger building many new castles in the Protectorate.