Unboxing England’s Histories …

Unboxing England’s Histories …

This November, the IHR’s Centre for the History of People, Place and Community is celebrating 120 years of the Victoria County History with a crowdsourced project to tell the story of England – in 17 boxes! A lighthouse from Northamptonshire? Flint tools from...
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...