Hugh Thomson
Hugh Thomson is a travel writer. His latest book, The Green Road into the Trees, is about England.

Written by Hugh Thomson

England 3,000 years ago was already as suburban as the outskirts of Basildon. Photo by Peter Marlow/Magnum

Essay/
Ecology and environmental sciences
The Sherwood syndrome

We picture ancient Britain as a land of enchanted forests. That’s a fantasy: axes have been ringing for a very long time

Hugh Thomson