Books to explore
Author: Peter Hounsell
The companies that made the bricks employed many thousands of men, women and children and their working lives, homes and culture are looked at here, as well as the journey towards better working conditions and wages.
Author: Letchworth Local History Research Group
In this richly illustrated account, Letchworth Local History Research Group look in detail at the town’s foundation in the early 1900s and the energetic organisation and administration that enabled it to get off the ground quickly and successfully.
Author: Elizabeth Griffiths
The Norfolk Gentry and their Estates c.1450–1700
Author: John Hare
Wiltshire in the later Middle Ages
Author: Philip Slavin
The study of the food supply of late-medieval conventual households sheds much light on the wider process of decline and eventual collapse of direct demesne management in particular, and feudalism in general, in the post-Black Death era.
Author: John S Lee
This book examines the relationship between a town and its region in the late medieval period. The population, wealth, trade and markets of Cambridge and its region are studied and the changes that took place over a century of economic and social transition are detailed.
Editor: James P Bowen , A.T. Brown
This book has an intentionally broad chronological span, ranging from the thirteenth century through to the eighteenth, exploring the interactions between custom and commercialisation during a key period in the economic development of English rural society.
Editor: Richard Jones , Christopher Dyer
Joan Thirsk was the leading English agrarian historian of the late 20th century. This book is based on a conference held in her honour that was intended not to look back but rather to identify her relevance for historians now, and to present new work influenced and inspired by her.
Author: John Mullan , Richard Britnell
Trends and local variations in the peasant land market on the Winchester bishopric estates, 1263-1415.