Sir Joseph Banks – Rooted in Lincolnshire
This book provides an overview of the impact Sir Joseph Banks had on Lincolnshire through a series of history trails, the author, Jean Shaftoe Burton, leads the reader to follow in his footsteps. It offers glimpses on how he dealt with day to day problems and the opportunities afforded to a man of world renown. It has simple to follow maps and is beautifully illustrated. The book is now on sale at the Sir Joseph Banks Centre, Bridge Street, Horncastle or you can buy a copy using the link below.
Sir Joseph Banks at Revesby
This is the first book about Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) in Lincolnshire with brief references to his botanical voyages. As a young boy at Revesby he explored the Fen and Wolds and developed a love of nature. When he eventually married Dorothea they would visit Revesby every Autumn where he played a key role in the county affairs. He was involved in canal building, draining the fens and also served as High Sheriff and the Recorder of Boston among many other things. The book is now on sale at the Sir Joseph Banks Centre, Bridge Street, Horncastle.