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Aspects of parliamentary enclosure in Nottinghamshire

This study of Nottinghamshire parliamentary enclosure is concerned chiefly with the practiced administration of enclosure and its social consequences rather than with post-enclosure agrarian improvements. The considerable diversity to be found within…

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…

The Politics of Canal Construction: The Ashby Canal, 1781-1804

Between 1781-1804 the residents of a number of parishes in Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Warwickshire found themselves on the receiving end of the promotion and construction of the Ashby Canal. As with most new developments, especially those that…

Peasants and stockingers: Socio-economic change in Guthlaxton Hundred, Leicestershire, 1700-1851

As the proto-industrial debate has already provided encouragement for a large number of regional studies both in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, some justification for the selection of Guthlaxton Hundred and Countesthorpe in particular for a…

An urban society and its hinterland: St Ives in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries

This thesis has examined the contention of the late Philip Abrams that a town should not be considered as a distinct social entity, but in relation to its setting and to "the complex of domination" in which it is embedded. It was decided to use St…

The Growth of Gloucester, 1820-1851: Tradition and innovation in a county town

This study examines the extent to which innovative forces altered Gloucester's character in the period 1820-1851, a time of accelerating change. The analysis is developed at three inter-related levels: the town itself, its regional functions and its…

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…

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. The first of four sections of the present thesis seeks and finds analogies in the development of…

A secularising geography? Patterns and processes of religious change in England and Wales, 1676 - 1851

The aim of this thesis is to address the most important questions raised by the 1851 Census of Religious Worship, which was the only comprehensive census of religion in the history of the modern United Kingdom. The relationship between religion and…