The Legacy of Leicester: The Making Of The English Landscape by University of Leicester published on 2013-11-04T17:51:29Z In summer 2013, Professor Chris Dyer, Dr Richard Jones and Susan Kilby a PhD student from the Centre for English Local History speak to Hannah Tucker about the groundbreaking book 'The Making of the English Landscape' by W.G Hoskins. In 1955 the ground-breaking book ‘The Making of the English Landscape’ was published. The book was the work of William George Hoskins, a British local historian who founded the first University department of English Local History at the University of Leicester. Hoskins completely changed the way that people view the English countryside by showing how locations had changed over time to accommodate the agricultural, industrial and social developments of local communities. The Centre for English Local History is still an active research body with a unique ‘Leicester approach’ which considered local history in a national context.