Plants Before the Revolution explores the extensive use of plants in daily life and work, in seasonal customs and ceremonies, in food, popular beliefs and the practice of folk medicine and magic.
The part that plants and flowers played in the life of pre-industrial England should not be underestimated for they were necessary to a degree we can now hardly comprehend.
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Plants Before the Revolution is the first in a series of occasional publications tracing the subtle but significant part plants and flowers have played in English society.Reviews
Sue McDowall is a folklore researcher and author who has written extensively on various aspects of plant lore.
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