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.

News and events

An exhibition, Tensions and Turbulence: Castle Donington 1300-1600, is currently open in Castle Donington...
Leicestershire VCH Trust has just published the first book in the Leicestershire VCH series since 1964
Blackfriars Priory, Gloucester
Call for Speakers for 'Scriptorium Tag' at Gloucester History Festival
Walkers at brickyard site
A walk round Alcombe