New releases from University of Hertfordshire Press

Books to explore

  • Passing Through

    Author: Fabian Hiscock

    Format: Paperback

    Fabian Hiscock considers the dramatic technological and economic changes of the last decade of the eighteenth century as it played out in western Hertfordshire, focusing in particular on just one of the many innovations of the time: the Grand Junction Canal, created to connect the Midlands with London.


  • Peasant Perspectives on the Medieval Landscape

    Author: Susan Kilby

    Format: Hardback

    This compelling new study forms part of a new wave of scholarship on the medieval rural environment in which the focus moves beyond purely socio-economic concerns to incorporate the lived experience of peasants.


  • The Birmingham Parish Workhouse, 1730–1840

    Author: Chris Upton

    Format: Paperback

    This book is the first attempt to write a history of the workhouse and the ancillary welfare provision for Birmingham, frequently referred to as the ‘Old Poor Law’.

  • Communities in Contrast

    Author: Sarah Holland

    Format: Paperback

    This book investigates what a case study of a northern market town and its rural hinterland can tell us about village differentiation, exploring how and why rural communities developed in what was chiefly an industrial region and, notably, how the relationship between town and country influenced rural communities.