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  • Date is exactly "2013"

“Worthy Citizens”: Middle-Class Women and the Public Sphere in Leicester c. 1850-1900

Although the political and economic history of Leicester during the nineteenth century has been well-documented, the current historiography focuses on the contribution made by Leicester’s men. Women are rarely mentioned. Yet while the male elite of…

Local Government Reform, Urban Expansion and Identity: Nottingham and Derby, 1945-1968

This study examines changes in the governance of Nottingham and Derby in the period 1945-1968 from a local and national perspective. In so doing it foreshadows the changes wrought by the Local Government Act 1972, which usually receives greater…

Llandilofawr Poor Law Union 1836-1886: The most difficult union in Wales

This thesis explores Llandilofawr Poor Law union’s first half-century. A small union with 17,000 inhabitants scattered across 12 parishes in the remote Carmarthenshire countryside, its economy was predominantly agricultural. The board’s 27…

Borderlands: The Buckinghamshire/Northamptonshire border, c650-c1350

This thesis represents the first detailed study of the evolution of a medieval county border in south-midland England. It explores when and how the border between Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire might have been drawn and considers the impact it…