Explorations in Local and Regional History

Explorations in Local and Regional History is a continuation and development of the 'Occasional Papers' of the University of Leicester's Department of English Local History, a series started by Herbert Finberg in 1952.

Series Editors: Katrina Navickas (Centre for Regional and Local History, University of Hertfordshire) and Angela Muir (Centre for English Local History, University of Leicester)

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Books to explore

  • Princely Ambition

    Author: Craig Owen Jones

    Format: Paperback

    Ideology, castle-building and landscape in Gwynedd, 1194–1283

  • Assembling Enclosure

    Author: Ronan O'Donnell

    Format: Paperback

    Transformations in the rural landscape of post-medieval north-east England.

  • Deserted Villages Revisited

    Editor: Christopher Dyer , Richard Jones

    Format: Ebook

    Ten leading experts come together to revisit deserted villages, and reveal much new evidence and new thinking about these fascinating sites.

  • Farmers, Consumers, Innovators

    Editor: Richard Jones , Christopher Dyer

    Format: Paperback

    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.

  • From the Deer to the Fox

    Author: Mandy de Belin

    Format: Paperback

    “This meticulously researched and much-needed study explores the shift from deer- to fox-hunting from the early seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth century and its effects on the landscape of Northamptonshire.” Amanda Richardson, Landscape History

  • Landscapes Decoded

    Author: Susan Oosthuizen

    The origin and development of Cambridgeshire's medieval fields

  • Saving the People's Forest

    Author: Mark Gorman

    Format: Paperback

    Open spaces, enclosure and popular protest in mid-Victorian London

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  • The County Community in Seventeenth-century England and Wales

    Editor: Jacqueline Eales , Andrew Hopper

    Format: Paperback

    This volume honours the memory of Professor Alan Everitt who, in a series of publications during the 1960s and 1970s, advanced the fruitful notion of the ‘county community’ during the seventeenth century.

  • Thorps in a Changing Landscape

    Author: Paul Cullen , Richard Jones , David N Parsons

    Format: Ebook

    Thorp – or throp in some areas – is a common place-name or part of a place-name in England. A standard explanation of them is that unlike tons, bys and hams, thorps were small villages attached to more important places.