Sarah Spooner

University of East Anglia

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Sarah Spooner - University of East Anglia

I am a Senior Lecturer in Landscape History at the University of East Anglia, and my research covers many aspects of the rural landscape in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, including the architecture and landscape of the English country house and landed estate. I am a Trusted Source contributor.

A watercolour by Humphry Repton from the Sheringham Red Book

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A detail of Humphry Repton's Red Book for Sheringham Park, 1812

What were Humphry Repton’s Red Books?

The famous ‘Red Books’ were produced by the landscape designer Humphry Repton for his clients to showcase his designs. They were small, filled with handwritten text and watercolours, and bound with the red Morocco leather that gives them their name.

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