Essex Publications

This series aims to publish important scholarly studies on the historic county of Essex in attractive and well-illustrated volumes. The history of Essex is both long and intricately patterned, and the series reflects that complexity by addressing both a chronologically long time span, from the prehistoric to the 20th century, and a wide variety of themes, for example social, economic, cultural, environmental, architectural and military.

Books in the series can include individual monographs, collected studies and conference proceedings. They may encompass material on the whole county of Essex or on specific areas or places, but the content and analysis will always address topics of wider historical interest and debate.

Essex Publications are available from all good bookshops in Essex as well as from online retailers and direct from UH Press.

Invitation for proposals

Potential authors are invited to submit a book proposal to the Editorial Panel of the series through UH Press. Informal approaches are also most welcome and should be addressed in the first instance to Dr Chris Thornton:

Editorial panel

Essex Publications are produced in collaboration with an editorial panel of experienced Essex historians:

  • Dr Christopher Thornton, FSA, FRHistS, Victoria County History of Essex
  • Dr Alison Rowlands, FSA, FHEA, Department of History, University of Essex
  • Dr Jane Pearson, Department of History, University of Essex
  • Dr Herbert Eiden, Victoria County History of Essex
  • Dr Christopher Starr, FSA, FRHistS, Essex Society for Archaeology and History

Books to explore

  • Dr Thomas Plume, 1630–1704

    Editor: Christopher Thornton , Tony Doe

    Format: Paperback

    His life and legacies in Essex, Kent and Cambridge

    £18.99 (free postage)

  • Prostitution in Victorian Colchester

    Author: Jane Pearson , Maria Rayner

    Format: Paperback

    Bringing to bear considerations of class and gender, health and welfare, religion and moral reform, this is a wide-ranging and original study. As well as providing a vivid portrait of nineteenth-century Colchester, it will appeal to all those interested in the history of women's work, policing and society more widely.

  • The Fighting Essex Soldier

    Editor: Christopher Thornton , Jennifer Ward , Neil Wiffen

    Format: Paperback

    The wars of the fourteenth-century English kings with France and Scotland resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of men involved in warfare on land and sea. This book draws upon new research to identify and analyse these soldiers at all social levels in the county of Essex.

  • Under Fire

    Author: Paul Rusiecki

    Format: Paperback

    Under Fire is a meticulous study of the impact of total war on the civilian population of Essex between 1939 and 1945.