Social & Industrial History
Commune, Country and Commonwealth
The People of Cirencester, 1117-1643
Covering the centuries between Magna Carta and the English Revolution, and connecting local and national history, Rollison's social and political study focuses on Cirencester, a town that made significant interventions in national constitutional development.
Make Do and Mend
A Yesteryear Scrapbook
Recycling bones, patching up bomb-damaged buildings, fashioning a new hat out of an old trilby or collecting saucepans to make Spitfires... Pathe news items got across the wartime government's message to 'make do and mend' and popular songs took up the theme: this CD includes George Formby's I Did What I Could With My Gas Mask and Arthur Askey's The Thing-Ummy-Bob as well as a public service broadcast on saving bathwater. DVD.
Informal Justice in England and Wales, 1760–1914
The Courts of Popular Opinion
Examining ‘unofficial justice as visited upon malefactors by the collective actions of private citizens’, Stephen Banks gives a scholarly account of public shaming rituals, or ‘rough music’, and the punishments imposed for crimes such as wife-beating or informing.