Exhaustive studies in words and pictures of four aspects of British life for dedicated Anglophiles. The most enjoyable is television producer Foster's book based on his BBC-TV examination of English parish churches--their architecture, religious life, civic importance and social impact. Inviting to read, it is packed with illustrative photographs and drawings and ends wit bibliography of more than 700 sources, is Watkin's study of the Picturesque movement in the design of English country mansions, landscaped private parks and formal gardens beginning in the 18th century, which he calls "the major English contribution to European aesthetics." The English aristocracy indulged itself by turning vast country estates into idyllic scenes out of romantic landscape paintings with replicas of Greek temples, Roman villas, medeival castles, peasant cottages and even ruins, gardens and parks designed to look like idealized untouched scenery. The most specialized of the four books is the latest revised edition of the compilation of Highland clans by Sir Iain Montcrieffe, himself the 24th chief of the Montcreiffe clan since 1248, 11th baronet of Nova Scotia (a relative recent title created by King James II in 1685), Albany Herald to Queen Elizabeth and leading British genealogist whose authoritative pronouncements on such matters often appear in letters to the editor of The Times of London. He traces the history of more than 80 clans rooted in the ruggedly beautiful northern half of Scotland and reproduces their tartans in full color.