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...
Medieval specialist Catherine Clarke to lead new IHR research centre

Medieval specialist Catherine Clarke to lead new IHR research centre

Catherine Clarke, Professor of English at the University of Southampton, has been named Chair in the History of People, Place and Community at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR). She takes up her new role in February 2019. She will head up a new research...