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The Boundaries of Medieval Charnwood Forest Through the Lens of the Longue Durée

Charnwood Forest is an upland area in north-west Leicestershire characterised by areas of woodland and distinctive outcrops of pre-Cambrian rocks. The literature to date suggests that medieval Charnwood Forest was a marginal and inhospitable…

Place, Landscape And Gentry Identity In Late Medieval Leicestershire, C.1460-1560

This thesis examines the role of place and the landscape in the construction and expression of gentry identity in late medieval Leicestershire. Land has been said to be the gentry’s most prized possession, and the myriad ways in which the gentry have…

Migration to Fletton 1841-1911: An Exploration of Family Migration, the Creation of Community and Social Mobility through Marriage

The geography and geology, of the parish of Fletton, attracted the railways and brickyards. To enable these industries to grow and develop workers were needed. Using Ravenstein’s Laws as an initial starting point, this thesis will initially explore…

The twentieth-century poor law in the Midlands and Wales, c.1900-1930

This thesis examines the New Poor Law between c.1900 and 1930, the last three decades of its operation before boards of guardians were abolished by the 1929 Local Government Act. The poor law during this period has been widely neglected by historians…

Cheshire Waterways

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Map of Cheshire Waterways. From Iredale's thesis 'Canal Settlement', p.20.