Midland History

Midland History is the principal journal covering the history of the English midlands. First produced in 1971, the journal is published by an editorial board of scholars who write on the midlands, operating under the auspices of the University of Birmingham. Its aim is to publish scholarly work on the counties of Bedfordshire, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. It is a refereed journal which prints articles on midlands topics: from professional and amateur historians alike, locally based and from overseas.

The aim of the journal is to stimulate and encourage serious scholarly work on the history of the midlands from Roman times to the twenty-first century. Articles treat the history of particular localities and examine historical issues connected with the region, setting these in a broader context and drawing comparisons with other areas. As well as producing the journal, the Midland History board supports a biennial conference, offers an annual essay prize for scholars publishing for the first time, and provides bursaries to support postgraduate work.

Midland History is published twice a year, with most issues comprising a mix of articles and book reviews. However, it also publishes special issues in the form of conference proceedings, edited collections of documents, and short monographs (up to 60,000 words). Prospective authors are invited to contact the Editors with proposals for publication or the texts of articles they wish to submit.

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Latest articles

Volume 40 (2)

The Working Man’s Champion: Reverend Humphrey Price (1775–1853)
Leonard Smith, vol. 40 (2): 127-128
The Shiring of Hereford
Sheila Waddington, vol. 40 (2): 155-180
The Anatomy of a Civil War Plague in a Rural Parish: East Stoke, Nottinghamshire, 1646
Stuart B. Jennings, vol. 40 (2): 155-180
Crisis and Conscious Property Management: Reconstructing the Warwickshire Land Market, 1284–1345
Hannah Ingram, vol. 40 (2): 181-200
Scandalous and Malignant? Settling Scores Against the Leicestershire Clergy After the First Civil War
Fiona McCall, vol. 40 (2): 220-242
Middlefield: The Development of a Provincial Post-World War Two Council Estate in Lincolnshire, 1960–1965
Ian Waites, vol. 40 (2): 264-285
vol. 40 (2): 286-297

Volume 40 (1)

Offa, King of the East Saxons, and His West Midland Land Grants
Steven Bassett, vol. 40 (1): 1-23
Collecting and Reading for Godly Reformation in Mid-Seventeenth Century Worcestershire: Thomas Hall of Kings Norton and His Books
Denise Thomas, vol. 40 (1): 24-52
William Hutton and the Myths of Birmingham
Harry Smith, vol. 40 (1): 53-73
‘Voice of the Visitors’: An Exploration of the Work of the Charity Organisation Society in Oxford, 1878–1880
Annie Skinner, vol. 40 (1): 74-94
The Slow Death of a Labour Aristocracy: Rugby’s Carpenters, 1898–1914
Vincent Porter, vol. 40 (1): 95-119
A Murder at Pucklechurch: The Death of King Edmund, 26 May 946
Kevin Halloran, vol. 40 (1): 120-129
vol. 40 (1): 130-145
Short Notices
Nick Webber, vol. 40 (1): 146-153

Volume 39 (2)

Introduction: The Midlands and the Great War
John Bourne, vol. 39 (2): 157-162
The Provincial Press & the Outbreak of War. A Unionist View in Worcestershire
Nick Beeching, vol. 39 (2): 163-184
Patriotism in Nottinghamshire: Challenging the Unconvinced, 1914–1917
John Beckett, vol. 39 (2): 185-201
Burslem and Its Roll of Honour 1914–1918
John Bourne, vol. 39 (2): 202-218
‘Soldiers of Christ arise’: Religious Nationalism in the East Midlands during World War I
Stuart Bell, vol. 39 (2): 219-235