The Society’s six
most recent publications
The Kings at Brill
THE EARLY HISTORY OF A BUCKINGHAMSHIRE VILLAGE IN THE FOREST OF BERNWOOD
– by Michael Farley
Before 1066 King Edward the Confessor built a hall at Brill. For the next 230 years his successors came for the hunting – but Henry III made it a court fit for his new Queen. This book gathers all the evidence from medieval royal documents to modern archaeology to paint a vivid picture of life in Brill’s royal manor. Published May 2022.
£18.00 plus £4 post and packing.
Records of Buckinghamshire volume 62
This year’s journal includes everything from the late mesolithic sites on the M25 motorway in the south to Chetwode church and priory in the north of the county, from alms for the ‘needy’ at Dinton to a blocked church doorway at Drayton Beauchamp. Published May 2022.
£15 plus £3.50 postage and packing.
TRACING A LATE MEDIEVAL BUCKINGHAMSHIRE VILLAGE THROUGH ITS DOCUMENTS
– by Garry Marshall
Once it was a thriving village surrounded by its open fields; today there are only grassy earthbanks. But this booklet brings Quarrendon alive again. This vivid demonstration of the art of historical research traces the villagers through the annual harvest, the sale of wool, repairs to the manor after gales – and the bridges after floods. Here we see the lives of Buckinghamshire people across a gap of 600 years. Published May 2021.
£3.50 plus £1 post and packing.
How one man transformed a town:
Winslow 1640–1770 and William Lowndes
– by David Noy
William Lowndes left Winslow at the age of 15 when his father went bankrupt. He returned to pay his father’s debts,
build Winslow Hall and change the town forever. David Noy has mined the documentary record to tell this extraordinary story. Published November 2020.
£11 plus £3.50 post and packing.
Pots, Potters and Potteries of Buckinghamshire 1200-1910
– by Michael Farley and Barbara Hurman
Pottery was a major Buckinghamshire industry with dozens of kiln sites. This comprehensive gazetteer lists pottery production sites and every potter in the documentary record by name – and illustrates their products where known. All alphabetically by parish for easy access. Published October 2019.
£15 plus £1.50 post and packing.
Wulfhere’s People: Excavations at Wolverton
– by A Hancock and R Zeepvat
Wolverton’s Anglo-Saxon cemetery was the largest yet discovered in Buckinghamshire: 83 people, village people who worked the land: their most common ailment was osteoarthritis from hard physical labour. They lived in ‘Wulfheres Tun’, from which comes the modern name of Wolverton. Published November 2018.
£18 plus £2 post and packing.