Country Life 21 July 2021

Country Life 21 July 2021 speaks to English Heritage's chief executive about telling the story of Britain, and much more.

‘We tell the story of England’: Kate Mavor, chief executive of English Heritage, talks to John Goodall about a broader view

Busman’s holidays: Historians and archaeologists reveal their favourite sites, from a British Pompeii to the garden designed to woo Elizabeth I

Pigeon pie: Mrs Crocombe, the Victorian cook of Audley End, Essex, has been brought back to life, discovers Eleanor Doughty

Summer wine: Harry Eyres gets a rosé glow

Visions of Eden: Jamie Blackett visits Holkham in Norfolk, where farming and conservation go hand in hand

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Sir Tim Laurence’s favourite painting: The chairman of English Heritage chooses a compelling portrait

The verge of the world: John Goodall tells how Down House, Kent, home of Charles Darwin, was saved for the nation

In it to win it: No chocolate and 4am starts: Octavia Pollock on training for the Magnolia Cup charity Flat race at Glorious Goodwood

Travel: From Mallorca to Somerset

The good stuff: Hetty Lintell on pretty placemats

Kitchen garden cook: Melanie Johnson on raspberries

A real pleasure: The restoration of the garden of Brodsworth Hall, South Yorkshire, is proving a huge success, finds Tiffany Daneff

And much more