Arthur Mee

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Arthur Mee (21 July 187527 May 1943) was a British writer, journalist and educator. He is best known for The Children's Encyclopedia and The King's England. He also produced other works, usually with a patriotic tone, especially on the subjects of history or the countryside.


The King's England: Essex[edit]

  • It is, of course, the great forest of Epping that givs an air of serenity and tranquillity to a piece of England the Industrial Age might so easily have spoiled.
    • Page 1.
  • The Venetian Bridge and the fine cliff walks are a handsome background for a wealth of entertainment which most visitors find irresistible.
    • Page 63, Clacton on Sea.

The King's England: Hertfordshire[edit]

  • Beyond are greens where pink chestnuts, may trees and copper beeches flaunt themselves gaily.
    • Page 69, Harpenden.


  • A narrow-minded nonconformist.
    • Lord Northcliffe; quoted in The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature ISBN 0-19-211582-0, art. "Arthur Mee" p. 347.

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