W. G. Hoskins blue plaque in Exeter

W. G. Hoskins
CBE FBA D.Litt
1908-1992
Historian
of Devon, Exeter and
the English landscape
born here
'Hic amor, haec patria est'

William George Hoskins CBE FBA (22 May 1908 – 11 January 1992) was an English local historian who founded the first university department of English Local History. His great contribution to the study of history was in the field of landscape history. Hoskins demonstrated the profound impact of human activity on the evolution of the English landscape in a pioneering book: The Making of the English Landscape. His work has had lasting influence in the fields of local and landscape history and historical and environmental conservation.

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