W. G. Hoskins, the Victoria County History, and the Study of English Local History

@article{Beckett2011WGH,
  title={W. G. Hoskins, the Victoria County History, and the Study of English Local History},
  author={J. Beckett},
  journal={Midland History},
  year={2011},
  volume={36},
  pages={115 - 127}
}
  • J. Beckett
  • Published 2011
  • History
  • Midland History
  • Abstract The Victoria County History (VCH) was founded in 1899 but struggled to survive during the inter-war years. After 1945 it was revived in a number of counties, including Leicestershire, and this raised questions about its subject matter. This article argues that W. G. Hoskins' interests in the 1930s and 1940s were far distant from the VCH approach to local history, but that with the founding of the Department of English Local History at University College, Leicester, in 1948 he needed… CONTINUE READING
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