By Jeremy Hodgkinson
For two periods in the last 2000 years, during the first part of the Roman occupation and in Tudor and early Stuart time, the Weald of south-east England was the most productive iron-making region in the British Isles. Moreover, from the late Iron Age until the early nineteenth century the ironstones and woodland of this area provided raw materials for over 800 ironworking sites. This book examines the technology of iron making and the localities and people involved in this business. In this accessible study Jeremy explores the archaeology and history of a regional industry of international significance.