Country Life 9 November 2022

Country Life 9 November 2022 looks at shire horses, onions, wool, and as our monarch approaches his 74th birthday, celebrates the life of King Charles III and looks at what sort of king he will be.

For King and country

Matthew Dennison considers Charles III’s major contribution to the countryside on the eve of His Majesty’s 74th birthday

Let’s hear it for The King

Anna Tyzack speaks to those who have met the monarch

Bring in the heavyweights

The future looks bright for the dependable, eco-friendly Shire horse, discovers Julie Harding l


Jack Watkins assesses the influence of A Shropshire Lad

A point of honour

The idiosyncrasies of British orders, medals and decorations are explained by John F. Mueller

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