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May 2007

Warwickshire local history

Elizabeth Williamson, 29 May 2007

The final two volumes of the Victoria County History for Warwickshire are now live. Volumes 3 and 5 deal with the hundreds of Barlichway and Kington, and include the major town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Read them, and the rest of the volumes for Warwickshire (now complete) at:

Thurloe, State Papers

Dr Paul Seaward, 21 May 2007

Volumes 2 and 3 are now live. Between them they cover the years 1654 and 1655. The remaining four volumes will appear in the next few weeks. Read them all at:

Dictionary of Traded Goods and Commodities

Dr Peter Webster, 14 May 2007

This major new dataset is now live. It contains entries for nearly 4,000 terms relating to traded goods and commodities in early modern Britain, from well-known items such as beer, coffee or chocolate, to the more unusual, such as bezoar water or zoobditty match. It is published here with the kind permission and support of the University of Wolverhampton, and of the editors, Drs Nancy Cox and Karin Dannehl. Read more at:

Sussex and Hampshire

Elizabeth Williamson, 08 May 2007

Two more volumes from the Victoria County History are now live. Volume 7 for Sussex concentrates on the rape of Lewes, including the county town itself, as well as the coastal areas around Brighton. The fourth volume for Hampshire now completes our holdings for the parishes of the county. Read more at: