Job alert: VCH Northamptonshire seeks two contributing editors

Watling Street, forming Towcester High Street, looking north

The Northamptonshire Victoria County History (VCH) Trust is currently undertaking the publication of its latest volume on the Towcester Hundred.

The VCH was founded in 1899 as an encyclopaedic record of England’s places and people from the earliest times to the present day. Based at the Institute of Historical Research in the University of London since 1933, the VCH seeks to produce a history of each English county to a standard plan, with an emphasis on facts, breadth and the distinctiveness of county life.

The Northamptonshire Trust was re-established in 1996, and since then has published two volumes. The Trust now seeks two historians:


1. A historian of the medieval period to research and write medieval sections for its forthcoming volume on Towcester. 

2. A historian of the early modern period (defined as c.1500 to c.1800)


Full particulars can be found in the accompanying documentation which can be downloaded below.

For informal enquiries on the scope of the work please contact Jess Farr-Cox  (

Applications should be submitted by email to David Harries, Secretary to the Trust (, attaching a CV, a one page covering letter and contact details for two academic referees.

Closing date for applications: 1 March 2019                                                                                                          

Interview, in Northampton: March 2019