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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…

The profane and the sacred: Expressions of belief in the domestic buildings of Southern Fenland, circa 1500 to 1700AD

Historical and cultural geographers have in the recent past argued for a more dynamic and critical geography of architecture and suggested that researchers pay greater attention to domestic architecture and the spaces within the home. My original…

Moated sites in Medieval England: A reassessment

This thesis sets out to reassess medieval moated sites in England in light of up-to-date information, and to investigate a number of key areas: where moated sites were located, why they were dug, who had them dug, and their relationship with their…

Illegitimacy in South Wales, 1660-1870

The history of illegitimacy has been much studied in England, Scotland and elsewhere in Europe, but has attracted little attention in Wales, in spite of the significance of the debate about the sexual laxity of Welsh courting couples to the…

English interwar farming: A study of the financial outcomes of individual farms, 1919-1939

The interwar years were particularly harsh for the farming community. The big upsurge of prices during the Great War was quickly reversed in 1920-1921. Government considered the plight of farming in 1923 but, when this improved, continued…

Schismatical People: Conflict between clergy and laity in Warwickshire, 1660-1720

The clergy were the focus of early modern parish life, yet their often troubled relationships with parishioners have received little attention from social historians. This thesis offers new evidence by examining the Warwickshire clergy, in the…