Yesterday we visited Regent’s park, a favourite haunt of ours. On the dissolution of the monasteries (1536-40), Henry VIII acquired the Manor of Tyburn and created a hunting ground, Marylebone Park, which covered almost the same area as the 400 acres which comprise The Regent’s Park today.
Although blazing with colour during Summer, the approaching Winter paints the Park with a different kind of beauty. I’ve always admired the English closeness to nature which I’m convinced is something the nature poets have given them. These poets have certainly done that for me, especially William Wordsworth.