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The origins of the village in South Wales: a study in landscape archaeology

The debate on the origins of nucleated settlement and their associated open-field agricultural systems is now one of the most frequently encountered in landscape studies. This thesis has explored this debate in a processual framework. A…

The Microhistory of a Lincolnshire Parish: Humberston, 1750-1850

This is an account of everyday life in a single village (Humberston in Lincolnshire) in the century after 1750. However, this study is more than a local history, for it uses the experience of Humberston to examine and test some major issues of…

The Manor of Tyburn and the Regent's Park, 1086-1965

This thesis attempts to trace the history of the area now known as Regent's Park from its origins as a part of the Manor of Tybum and its enclosure as a hunting park by Henry VIII, through its disparking during the Civil War and its subsequent use as…

The making of the civic community: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1850-1900

This thesis explores a cultural history of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the second half of the nineteenth century. Particularly, I focus on a group of provincial liberal citizens, who dealt with the problems of growing urban society and in that process…

The local history of Worlingworth, Suffolk, to c1400 AD

From c1035, when Worlingworth was given to the Abbey of St. Edmund, the documentary evidence is both abundant and varied in nature. A map of 1605-6 makes possible, inter alia, a reconstruction of the village plan c1355 or earlier. The court-rolls…

The life and interests of the Reverend Sir Richard Kaye, Bt, LLD, FRS, FSA, an eighteenth century pluralist

Richard Kaye, the sixth and last Baronet, was born in 1736, and educated at Oxford, where he was the first Vinerian Scholar. At the University he met the third Duke of Portland, through whose friendship and influence he progressed. Ordained in 1760…

The Laws of Settlement : Their impact on the poor inhabitants of the Daventry area of Northamptonshire, 1750-1834

The aim of this thesis has been to analyse the Laws of Settlement. It is based on a collection of documents at the Northamptonshire Record Office which originated in the offices of several long-established firms of solicitors.;It is obvious that the…

The Holland Fen: Social and topographical changes in a Fenland environment, 1750-1945

Although much has been written about the consequences of drainage work carried out in peat fens, the result of eighteenth-century drainage and parliamentary enclosures in Lincolnshire silt fens has received little attention other than at a general…