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Working-class education and illiteracy in Leicester, 1780-1870

This thesis concentrates on elementary and adult working-class education and illiteracy in Leicester between 1780 and 1870. The need for a literate workforce for the town's economic viability is also examined.;The introductory chapters argue that…

Working class organisation, industrial relations and the labour unrest, 1914-21

This study assesses the impact of the years 1914 to 1921 on British labour organisation and industrial relations. By combining local studies with national sources the thesis provides a measure of corrective to the 'view from the centre' approach to…

Women and evangelical religion in Kent and Northamptonshire, 1800-1850

This thesis illustrates, examines and explains a diversity of female responses to Evangelical religion in Kent and Northamptonshire between 1800 and 1850. Previously untapped archival sources are investigated producing fresh evidence of…

Urban development and redevelopment in Croydon, 1835-1940

An earlier dissertation illustrated the causes, methods and parochialism of the nineteenth and twentieth century development of two Croydon suburbs.1 The first of four sections of the present thesis seeks and finds analogies in the development of…

Unifiers and dividers in a North Staffordshire parish: Audley, 1840-1939

This thesis examines aspects of the history of the ancient parish of Audley between 1840 and 1939 through the concept of ‘unifiers and dividers’. This short phrase encapsulates the idea that people are brought together and separated by factors beyond…

Transitional hunting landscapes: deer hunting and foxhunting in Northamptonshire, 1600-1850

Between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries the sport of hunting was transformed. The principal prey changed from deer to fox, and the methods of pursuit were revolutionized. The traditional explanation of the hunting transition has aligned…

The suburbs of Victorian Oxford: growth in a pre-industrial city

This study examines the origins, growth and subsequent character of the Victorian suburbs of Oxford, a small provincial city with no industrial base. Major sources include newspapers, census enumerators' returns, deposited plans, and plan registers,…