Welcome to the Victoria County History

Founded in 1899 and originally dedicated to Queen Victoria, the VCH is an encyclopaedic record of England's places and people from earliest times to the present day. Based at the Institute of Historical Research in the University of London since 1933, the VCH is written by historians working in counties across England and is without doubt the greatest publishing project in English local history.

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This seminar is cancelled. We hope to reschedule later this year.
Our latest newsletter is now out
10 Jan - David Killingray and Iain Taylor - From risk to choice? A new approach to writing the history of...