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: Mark Gorman
Open spaces, enclosure and popular protest in mid-Victorian London
Author: Mary Nejedly
Child Labour and Childhood in Birmingham and the West Midlands, 1750–1900
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: Shani D'Cruze
Social change and urban culture in eighteenth-century Colchester.
Author: John Hare
Wiltshire in the later Middle Ages
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: Sarah Holland
This book investigates what a case study of a northern market town and its rural hinterland can tell us about village differentiation, exploring how and why rural communities developed in what was chiefly an industrial region and, notably, how the relationship between town and country influenced rural communities.
Author: Kate Thompson
A century of creative learning
Author: Marjorie Keniston McIntosh
At the cutting edge of 'the new social and demographic history', this book provides a detailed picture of the most comprehensive system of poor relief operated by any Elizabethan town.
Author: Jane Pearson , Maria Rayner
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.
Editor: Evelyn Lord , Nicholas R. Amor
The essays in this Festschrift are offered as a token of esteem and affection by colleagues, friends and students of David Dymond. They consist of new research on aspects of local history from the medieval period to the twentieth century, with a particular focus on Eastern England.
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: Chris Upton
This book is the first attempt to write a history of the workhouse and the ancillary welfare provision for Birmingham, frequently referred to as the ‘Old Poor Law’.
Editor: Jacqueline Eales , Andrew Hopper
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.
Author: Stephen V. Ward
Stephen Ward reassesses the legacy of Ebenezer Howard.