Hertfordshire in history: people, places, society; industry, craft and culture
Hertfordshire Publications was founded 40 years ago and became an imprint of the University of Hertfordshire Press in February 2001.
It publishes local history books in association with the Hertfordshire Association for Local History (HALH) whose membership includes both individuals and local history societies in Hertfordshire. Members receive a discount on the retail price of books published in the series.
Proposals for new books on Hertfordshire history will be considered by the Hertfordshire Publications Editorial Committee and the following criteria will be taken into account:
- The imprint is confined to the publication of books on the history of Hertfordshire.
- Only books of county-wide interest will be accepted for publication. This would in most cases exclude parish histories.
- We would normally expect manuscripts to be not less than 40,000 words long.
Books to explore
Author: Mark Freeman
Mark Freeman’s classic history of St Albans, first published in 2008, has been substantially rewritten by the author and brought fully up to date, making it an invaluable guide to more than two thousand years of St Albans’s history.
Author: Malcolm Thick
William Ellis, who lived and farmed at Little Gaddesden in Hertfordshire in the first half of the eighteenth century (d. 1759), is an important figure in English agricultural history.
Editor: Steven King , Gillian Gear
This comparative study gathers together new research by local historians into aspects of welfare in Hertfordshire spanning four centuries.
Author: Judith Pettigrew , Rory W. Reynolds , Sandra Rouse
Three Counties Asylum 1860-1999
Editor: Kris Lockyear
This volume celebrates the close collaboration of professional archaeologists and highly skilled avocational groups that is a hallmark of archaeology in Hertfordshire.
Author: Eileen Wallace
This book focuses on the lives of working children in nineteenth-century Hertfordshire employed in agriculture, straw-plaiting, silk-throwing, paper and brickmaking and as chimney sweeps.
Author: Allen Eyles , Keith Skone
This is a book that will intrigue and entertain film buffs and local historians alike.
Author: Anne Rowe , Tom Williamson
Lavishly illustrated with maps and photographs, this authoritative work will be invaluable reading for all those with an interest in the history, archaeology, and natural history of this fascinating county.
Editor: Deborah Spring
“This is thorough, well-illustrated with archive pictures, and of interest to readers way beyond Hertfordshire's boundaries.” Historic Gardens Foundation Newsletter
Editor: Susan Flood , Tom Williamson
Presents complete transcriptions of all the key documents relating to Repton's activities, including the full text of seven Red Books.
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: Kate Thompson
A century of creative learning
Author: Anne Rowe
“There is something in Rowe's book for everyone, from those interested in the history of the county, or of parks generally, to those requiring methodological templates for their own local studies.” Amanda Richardson, Landscape History
Author: Maggie Kilbey
Maggie Kilbey explores attempts to improve parochial music-making in Hertfordshire between 1760 and 1870.
Author: Hugh Prince
In this authoritative history of Hertfordshire's great parks, Dr Hugh Prince considers the cultural, political and economic influences on their changing fortunes over the past 500 years.
Author: Fabian Hiscock
Fabian Hiscock considers the dramatic technological and economic changes of the last decade of the eighteenth century as it played out in western Hertfordshire, focusing in particular on just one of the many innovations of the time: the Grand Junction Canal, created to connect the Midlands with London.
Editor: Jonathan Mein , Anne Wares , Sue Mann
This study examines the reality of life on the Home Front in St Albans during the First World War.
Author: Stephen V. Ward
Stephen Ward reassesses the legacy of Ebenezer Howard.
Author: Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
This practical and comprehensive guide provides an indispensable introduction to everything family historians need to know in order to trace their ancestors.
Author: Anne Rowe
This meticulously researched book opens a window onto Tudor and early Stuart Hertfordshire and illuminates a significant aspect of the county’s landscape history.