Recent Publications

The Society’s six

most recent publications

Finding Quarrendon:

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.

 

Records of Buckinghamshire volume 61
This year’s journal includes everything from the late neolithic period near Beaconsfield in the south to medieval market expansion at Buckingham, and from the Tudor civil servant Edmund Peckham to unrest in Buckinghamshire during the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381.   Published May 2021.
£15 plus £3.50 postage 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.
    

My Dearest Ben: Disraeli through his letters – By Thea van Dam
An intimate glimpse into the world of Benjamin Disraeli, his family and the women in his life – through their letters.  Published February 2018.
£4.50 plus £1.50 postage
 

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