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

The Charnwood Roots Heritage Festival
The Leicestershire VCH Newsletter for 2017 is now available, and includes
Visit to National Monuments Record and Swindon Railway Vill
Latest research for Wiltshire volume XX - Chippenham
Mick Aston P. Rook
The Mick Aston Lecture for the Somerset County History Trust