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...

British History Online: End of an Era

In November, behind the scenes, there was an important change at the Institute. Bruce Tate, the Manager of British History Online, left the project after 11 years. You may know that this summer BHO celebrated 10 years of operation, from which you will see that Bruce...

The examination and torture of Guy Fawkes

The gruesome fate of Guy Fawkes after the failure of the Gunpowder Plot can be traced in detail in the early modern sources published through British History Online. The richest of these is the Calendar of State Papers Domestic for the reign of James I, which begins,...