The Fens of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Lincolnshire (and a small part of Suffolk) are amazing, beautiful but yet misunderstood by some. This book will explore some of the secrets of the Fens that visitors and locals would be fascinated to learn. This unique landscape is rich in rare species, unusual traditions, ‘fentastic’ festivals, and hidden heritage. This book will help you unlock some of these amazing secrets, including forgotten royalty, how people worked on the fen lands, how the waterways were used and how flooding is managed today. Some of its many hidden treasures can be found in architecture, archaeology, and stunning landscapes. Many of the fen facts in this book will prove the fens may be flat but they are definitely not boring.
In Secret Fens, author Karen Merrison has unearthed singular events, little known personalities and places in the history of the Fens to reveal the stories beneath the surface of the area. With tales of remarkable characters, unusual events and tucked away or disappeared historical buildings and locations, Secret Fens will appeal to all those with an interest in the history of this area of Eastern England.
Published 15 May 2022