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Countryside campaigners: four women who fought for our green spaces

Matthew Kelly explores the lives of four women who helped to protect the English countryside in the 19th and 20th centuries

Published: August 16, 2022 at 10:52 am
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Professor Matthew Kelly tells David Musgrove the story of four women who helped to protect and preserve the English countryside from the 1870s through to the 1970s, battling for public access to natural spaces.


Matthew Kelly is the author of The Women Who Saved the English Countryside (Yale University Press, 2022)


Dr David MusgroveContent director, HistoryExtra.com

David Musgrove is content director of the HistoryExtra.com website and podcast, plus its sister print magazines BBC History Magazine and BBC History Revealed. He has a PhD in medieval landscape archaeology and is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.


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