Polesworth abbey (Warws.) and the Marmion lord of Tamworth castle

Polesworth abbey (Warws.) and the Marmion lord of Tamworth castle

By Nigel Tringham Founding a monastic house in middle ages could be a complicated affair, as revealed in this blog by Nigel Tringham introducing his article – ‘Polesworth abbey (Warws.) and the Marmion lord of Tamworth castle: using an Anglo-Saxon saint’s cult in the...
Discover Victoria County History Shorts: a lockdown special offer

Discover Victoria County History Shorts: a lockdown special offer

By Catherine Clarke During this period of social distancing, we’ve been looking at new ways to share VCH content, and support the work of historians who are unable to access libraries and archives. We’re pleased to announce a special offer on VCH Shorts – our...
Upland and Lowland in the South Oxfordshire Chilterns

Upland and Lowland in the South Oxfordshire Chilterns

By Simon Townley The Victoria County History (VCH) is known for its meticulously researched parish and urban histories, the epitome of an approach which aims to build history from the ground up rather than imposing it from above. By studying groups of parishes within...
St Clement Danes: A Westminster Parish

St Clement Danes: A Westminster Parish

By Francis Calvert Boorman London has long been thought of as the archetypal conurbation; a vast and unbroken metropolis nevertheless made up of distinctive localities. As the writer and politician Joseph Addison (1672-1719) mused in The Spectator in 1712, ‘When I...