63. HEART OF OAK: THE GREAT TIMBER CRISIS OF GEORGE III

Baillie Gifford Tent, Fri 29th June 15:15 - 15:45 (30 mins)

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During the reign of George III there was a perception of ‘a great scarcity of timber’ for naval shipbuilding leading to proposals for the New Forest, Hampshire, to be privatised – but was this modern history’s first instance of ‘fake news’?