New from the Victoria County History: Launching Tamworth

New from the Victoria County History: Launching Tamworth

The Victoria County History (VCH) is well known for its detailed studies of individual localities, which assemble (in the words of one recent reviewer) ‘countless tiny parts to build a much larger whole’. The ‘Big Red Books’ describing the...
Queer Codes: Gay Men in the Civil Service

Queer Codes: Gay Men in the Civil Service

In this fascinating blog, Dr. James Southern, a writer and researcher for the UK government, provides some startling insight into discriminatory policies which served as the basis of an official bar on gay men working as British diplomats that lasted until 1991. The...