A blog by Guy Shrubsole & Anna Powell-Smith
Read more about “Who owns England?” One of the most closely-guarded secrets in the thousand-year-old history of our country. Who owns our country, matters. It matters because land is a finite resource and because ownership of it often confers wealth, power and influence. As Mark Twain put it, “they aren’t making it any more”.
It matters because those who own land get to choose how it’s used and that has big implications for almost everything: where we build our homes, how we grow our food, how we protect ourselves from flooding, how much space we set aside for wildlife – this is all hugely affected by who owns England.