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Victoria County History

Victoria County History

The Victoria County History 1899-2012: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration

The Victoria County History 1899-2012: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration

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Her Majesty the Queen has graciously permitted the Victoria County History to rededicate its series of county volumes, in celebration of her Diamond Jubilee. The History keeps the name it was given in honour of Queen Victoria when it was founded in 1899 as one of great national projects of that time. It has remained one of the foundations of knowledge about English localities, publishing a remarkable series of encyclopaedic volumes, county-by-county, parish-by-parish.


This book is about the Victoria County History of today: how it developed in its early commercial years through the commitment of its General Editors and a team of experts, before becoming a great public project based at the University of London, and now a dynamic organisation reaching everyone interested in their locality through websites, paperbacks and events, as well as the ‘big red books’. Each VCH county retains its own personality and loyal following, as you will see from the pages created by the counties active in research now.


The ability of the VCH continually to reinvent itself, to adapt to changing historical questions and changing technologies, while remaining true to Gomme’s founding vision, is one reason amongst many for the University of London to value its long association with the VCH... I’m delighted to commend to readers this splendid publication.
Geoffrey Crossick
Vice-Chancellor, University of London

http://events.sas.ac.uk/support-research/publications/944

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The Victoria History of Hampshire: Mapledurwell

The Victoria History of Hampshire: Mapledurwell

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Mapledurwell is the first parish history to be published by the New Victoria History of Hampshire group. Since publication of the first VCH account of the parish in 1911, ideas about what constitutes a good parish history have been transformed. Our new history includes much more about the village itself and about its economy and society, highlighting the lives of ordinary people as well as tracing those who owned the parish’s land and property. It discusses Quakers and Congregationalists as well as the congregation of the established church, and looks minutely at the history of elementary education, revealing the appalling sanitary conditions suffered by pupils at the local school.

Despite its proximity to the urban centre of Basingstoke, Mapledurwell is typical of many Hampshire downland parishes in which the present-day landscape reflects an earlier open-field system. Its village, recorded in Domesday Book, is rural and picturesque with many attractive timber-framed cottages, the oldest of which is 15th century. Much of it was owned for a long period by Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and Winchester College also had properties in the parish. This book explores, through a close reading of the archival records, how Mapledurwell developed from an agricultural community, which also produced textiles and later malt, into a modern commuter village with only one working farm, and establishes a model for the histories of other rural parishes in Hampshire.

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The Victoria History of Herefordshire: Eastnor

£7.00

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By Janet Cooper. Published 2013. ISBN 978 1 905165 96 4
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The Victoria History of Hampshire: Steventon

£12.00

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By Jean Morrin with contributions from John Hare. Published 2016. ISBN: 9781909646216
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The Victoria History of Herefordshire: Bosbury

£12.00

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By Janet Cooper with Jane Adams, Jonathan Comber, Sylvia Pinches and David Whitehead. Published 2016. ISBN: 9781909646254
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The Victoria History of Essex: Newport

£12.00

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By Anthony Tuck and others. Published 2015. ISBN 9781909646056

http://events.sas.ac.uk/support-research/publications/1040

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The Victoria History of Leicestershire: Castle Donington

£12.00

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By Pamela J. Fisher and J.M. Lee. Published 2017. ISBN: 978-1-909646-28-9
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