Known as the ‘Garden of England’, Kent is rich in orchards and hops gardens, and is a beautiful place for a caravanning or motorhome holiday. There are plenty of picturesque caravan sites. Yet don’t let the beauty of the area fool you. Kent’s history is much more interesting and bloody than the scenery suggests.
In the 11th century Kent’s self-given motto was Invicta translating as ‘undefeated’, a motto which has proven to be deserved. From their defence during the invasion of Britain by William of Normandy to the resistance of the Normans, Kent has been on the front line of several British conflicts. It played a vital role in the Peasants Revolt of 1381 and the Wyatt’s Revolt of 1554 and during the Battle of Britain, Kent was more commonly known as Hell Fire Corner, due to violence and the sheer volume of ‘Doddlebugs’ VI bombs dropped in attempts to destroy the ports, which have long been depended for British war ships.