Editor’s Let­ter

This England - - Contents - An­gela Lin­forth

Novem­ber is a time of remembrance, es­pe­cially this year with the 100th an­niver­sary of Ar­mistice Day ap­proach­ing.

We have many pages de­voted to re­mind­ing us all of the enor­mous sac­ri­fice that our young men made while fight­ing for our coun­try.

More than 700,000 Bri­tish sol­diers died among the mil­lions who per­ished in the con­flict, in what we can only imag­ine were of­ten ter­ri­fy­ing cir­cum­stances.

Re­mem­ber­ing Tommy, on page 29, takes a tour of Eng­land’s war memo­ri­als, ex­plain­ing their sig­nif­i­cance, how they came about and why it’s im­por­tant never to for­get.

It’s very re­as­sur­ing to hear of a younger gen­er­a­tion that hasn’t for­got­ten, and in Po­ets’ Cor­ner this month our 18-year-old con­trib­u­tor An­drew Mill­ham has writ­ten a very ac­com­plished poem called 100 Years Prior.

We also had a lovely let­ter from Mary Row­lands sug­gest­ing her son David for our Sil­ver Cross of St Ge­orge for his bat­tle­field paint­ings. His is a fas­ci­nat­ing story, and his pic­tures are in­cred­i­bly pow­er­ful. Thank you, Mary, for the sug­ges­tion.

If you can think of some­one who you’d like to nom­i­nate for a Sil­ver Cross of St Ge­orge, then please write to us at the ad­dress on page three.

In an­swer to those ask­ing the “Where has His­toric Homes of Eng­land gone?” ques­tion, please turn the page to find this month’s piece on the splen­did Cas­tle Howard, one of our finest stately homes still in fam­ily own­er­ship. Our fea­tures editor, Iso­bel, whom we in­tro­duce, left, trav­elled there to hear about their mag­i­cal plans for Christ­mas.

Rather than just con­fine it to one page, we’ve ex­panded it to tell a much fuller story of the house and its her­itage, and to show some of the in­te­ri­ors. We hope you’ll like the change, but I’m sure you’ll let us know if not.

I think it’s fair to say that This Eng­land is a unique mag­a­zine with a “fam­ily” of very pas­sion­ate read­ers, and I thank the many peo­ple who have writ­ten to wel­come me. If you have a spare 10 min­utes, we would love your feed­back.

We have a reader sur­vey on page 55 for you to send us your feed­back on our fea­tures this month, and on what you’d like to see more of or less of in This Eng­land. We want to bring you the mag­a­zine you love.

Un­til next time, I hope you have a won­der­ful Christ­mas.

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