of Local History in Elizabethan and Early Stuart England
Hardback 262pp Illustrated
9780719072949   Product Code: 20752
Jan Broadway explores the importance of history to Elizabethan and early Stuart gentry, how this led to a vibrant antiquarian culture and the practicalities of local historical research between medieval times and 1660. The family, town and county histories written by the community which form the core of this study had an influence on the development of local history in England which lasted into the 20th century and is still felt today.