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: Janet Berry
By the first decades of the twentieth century Moseley had become part of the metropolis of Birmingham. This engaging account of the process from village to fully integrated suburb will be of particular interest to urban historians.
Author: Iain Taylor , David Killingray
This book offers a fresh perspective on British history in the long nineteenth century through the lens of a study of Sevenoaks and the surrounding area of West Kent.
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: 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
Editor: Christopher Dyer , Andrew Hopper , Evelyn Lord , Nigel Tringham
Local history in Britain can trace its origins back to the sixteenth century and before, but it was given inspiration and a new sense of direction in the 1950s and 60s by the work of W.G. Hoskins.
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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.
Author: Mark Gorman
Open spaces, enclosure and popular protest in mid-Victorian London
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: Mary Nejedly
Child Labour and Childhood in Birmingham and the West Midlands, 1750–1900
Author: Stephen V. Ward
Stephen Ward reassesses the legacy of Ebenezer Howard.