New Red Book Published!

We are pleased to announce the publication of our latest volume from the Somerset VCH series. Queen Camel and the Cadburys is the 11th volume of the Victoria County History of Somerset and is edited by Mary Siraut. The volume is a comprehensive account of the ten...

Natural History and the VCH

Every so often we get an enquiry about a natural history entry in a VCH red book. Largely completed before the First World War, the general volumes in each county series include natural history and provide a fascinating snap shot of the local ecology a century ago....
How do you read a series like the Victoria County History?

How do you read a series like the Victoria County History?

The benefits of a digitised volume. “In the mid 18th century the vicar [of Hayes] complained his parishioners attended cock-fights, swore, & rioted in the churchyard during Shrove Tuesday services. At about the same date he was having trouble both with his choir,...