Rus in Urbe

King Charles II being presented with the symbol of hospitality, the pineapple that had just been grown in his hothouse, the first in England. In the background is a formal garden ...c1675-80 Oil on Canvas, artist unknown

English Nature – Parley’s, Parks & Promenades, Rus in Urbe!

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King Charles II made promenading in the park fashionable and within a decade English parks were places for perfect parleys, parades and promenades – Rus in urbe