Meet This England Editor: Angela Linforth

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Angela during a recent trip to the Lake District

It is my absolute joy to be the editor of This England - what a voyage of discovery! 

I’m the third editor in the history of this wonderful magazine, having taken over in 2018. I have been a journalist and editor for most of my working life, although I had a foray briefly into the traditional English hand-made furniture industry.

What I love about This England is its breadth of subject matter. While one day I can be learning about the history of aviation, or the favourite dogs of the royal family, the next I can be sailing up the River Severn or visiting Berkeley Castle to see the site of Edward II’s supposed death by red-hot poker (something I was reminded of, of course, through the pages of This England).

In the five years that I’ve been here I’ve discovered so many fascinating things about our country, which despite the best efforts of our leaders, continues to thrill.

I have also absolutely loved the interactions with you, our wonderful readers, who are always coming forward with such a wealth of good ideas for the magazine, pithy comments on our features and feedback on aspects of this country that are little known and wonderful to discover.

Ask me anything...

What English home or garden that you've visited did you find the most inspiring? 

I have just come back from Chatsworth in Derbyshire which was extraordinary, a beautiful house in a fabulous location with world class art, and gardens.

Chatsworth House, England

On a smaller scale, I love Castle Drogo on the edge of Dartmoor and for another stunning location John Ruskin’s house, Brantwood overlooking Coniston Water is difficult to beat.

Queen Victoria’s holiday home – Osborne House on the Isle of Wight stands out too. I love the fact that we have access to such a selection of great houses to visit, as shown in our recent Historic Homes bookazine.

Tell us about your favourite English holiday location

I’m lucky enough to live in one of my favourite English holiday locations which is Suffolk. I love the big open skies, the remote beaches, the sense of space really.

I also like those classic walking places, the Peaks, the Lakes and our various coastal paths.

 I also spend time working in another favourite city break location, which is London. I love its enormous energy along with its wealth of heritage and culture.

Tell us about your favourite local walk

My favourite local walk, weirdly, is around the edges of a golf course. I go out early every morning all through the year to walk (very occasionally run) its 2-mile sandy perimeter track which is about half a mile away from where I live.

It’s a great opportunity to focus on the day ahead and also to experience the change of seasons, the change of flora and of wildlife. Right now it’s blossom, green shoots and a swan family getting to grips with growing up!

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