An event with

Guy Shrubsole

Who Owns England?

Thursday 30th April 2020 at 6:30pm

Daunt Books Hampstead

Event postponed

Description

For centuries, England’s elite have covered up how they got their hands on millions of acres of our land, by constructing walls, burying surveys and more recently, sheltering behind offshore shell companies. But with the dawn of digital mapping and the Freedom of Information Act, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for them to hide.

Trespassing through tightly-guarded country estates, ecologically ravaged grouse moors and empty Mayfair mansions, writer and activist Guy Shrubsole has used these 21st century tools to uncover a wealth of never-before-seen information about the people who own our land, to create the most comprehensive map of land ownership in England that has ever been made public.

From secret military islands to tunnels deep beneath London, Shrubsole unearths truths concealed since the Domesday Book about who is really in charge of this country – at a time when Brexit is meant to be returning sovereignty to the people. Melding history, politics and polemic, he vividly demonstrates how taking control of land ownership is key to tackling everything from the housing crisis to climate change – and even halting the erosion of our very democracy.

‘A formidable, brave and important book.’ Robert Macfarlane

Event Details

Thursday 30th April 2020 Event starts at 6:30pm
Tickets are £5.00 and include a glass of wine and 20% off the author's books.

Venue address:

Daunt Books Hampstead
51 South End Road,
London NW3 2QB

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