Hertfordshire in history: people, places, society; industry, craft and culture
Hertfordshire Publications was founded 40 years ago and became an imprint of the University of Hertfordshire Press in February 2001.
It publishes local history books in association with the Hertfordshire Association for Local History (HALH) whose membership includes both individuals and local history societies in Hertfordshire. Members receive a discount on the retail price of books published in the series.
Proposals for new books on Hertfordshire history will be considered by the Hertfordshire Publications Editorial Committee and the following criteria will be taken into account:
- The imprint is confined to the publication of books on the history of Hertfordshire.
- Only books of county-wide interest will be accepted for publication. This would in most cases exclude parish histories.
- We would normally expect manuscripts to be not less than 40,000 words long.
Books to explore
Author: Maggie Kilbey
The standard of congregational singing in mid-eighteenth-century parish churches was often in a parlous state, a situation viewed with alarm by many influential clergy and social commentators. In this authoritative study, Maggie Kilbey explores attempts to improve parochial music-making over the following century.
Author: Fabian Hiscock
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.
Editor: Steven King , Gillian Gear
This comparative study gathers together new research by local historians into aspects of welfare in Hertfordshire spanning four centuries.
Author: Judith Pettigrew , Rory W. Reynolds , Sandra Rouse
Three Counties Asylum 1860-1999
Editor: David Short
Printed in full colour, and with a fold-out parish map, the Historical Atlas is an essential tool for the local historian and anyone with an interest in this fascinating county.
Editor: Kris Lockyear
This volume celebrates the close collaboration of professional archaeologists and highly skilled avocational groups that is a hallmark of archaeology in Hertfordshire.
Author: Eileen Wallace
This book focuses on the lives of working children in nineteenth-century Hertfordshire employed in agriculture, straw-plaiting, silk-throwing, paper and brickmaking and as chimney sweeps.
Author: Allen Eyles , Keith Skone
This is a book that will intrigue and entertain film buffs and local historians alike.
Author: Anne Rowe , Tom Williamson
Lavishly illustrated with maps and photographs, this authoritative work will be invaluable reading for all those with an interest in the history, archaeology, and natural history of this fascinating county.
Editor: Deborah Spring
“This is thorough, well-illustrated with archive pictures, and of interest to readers way beyond Hertfordshire's boundaries.” Historic Gardens Foundation Newsletter
Editor: Susan Flood , Tom Williamson
Presents complete transcriptions of all the key documents relating to Repton's activities, including the full text of seven Red Books.
Author: Anne Rowe
“There is something in Rowe's book for everyone, from those interested in the history of the county, or of parks generally, to those requiring methodological templates for their own local studies.” Amanda Richardson, Landscape History
Author: Hugh Prince
In this authoritative history of Hertfordshire's great parks, Dr Hugh Prince considers the cultural, political and economic influences on their changing fortunes over the past 500 years.
Editor: Jonathan Mein , Anne Wares , Sue Mann
This study examines the reality of life on the Home Front in St Albans during the First World War.
Editor: J.T. Smith , M.A. North
This study of the small cathedral city of St Albans offers a rare insight into social change in a typical English community between 1650 and 1700.
Author: Stephen V. Ward
Stephen Ward reassesses the legacy of Ebenezer Howard.
Author: Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
This practical and comprehensive guide provides an indispensable introduction to everything family historians need to know in order to trace their ancestors.
Author: Anne Rowe
This meticulously researched book opens a window onto Tudor and early Stuart Hertfordshire and illuminates a significant aspect of the county’s landscape history.