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Update on No:5 Salisbury Road

The University of Leicester has confirmed that the sale of properties on Salisbury Road has been postponed during the current pandemic crisis and this includes Marc Fitch House the current home of the Centre for English Local History. The relocation … Continue reading

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Hoskins’ Day 2020 – CANCELLED

The Friends of the Centre for English Local History normally hold the Hoskins’ Day lecture to celebrate the work of Professor W G Hoskins in June. Given the current pandemic emergency it has been decided to cancel this year’s event … Continue reading

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Restless Souls Pilgrim Roots

New book explores the turbulent history of the Christian faith in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Miracles * Tragedy * Heroism * Betrayal * Revelation * Corruption In a story running from the early 7th Century until 1660, Adrian Gray places great … Continue reading

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Closure of Marc Fitch House

Centre for English Local History – Marc Fitch House In my first update to the Friends I have sadly to give some bad news. Marc Fitch House at 5 Salisbury Road, Leicester has long been the home of the Centre … Continue reading

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Norwich Study Weekend 26 – 28 April 2019

The study weekend was held in the Maids Head Hotel in the heart of the medieval quarter of Norwich and directly opposite the cathedral. The event covered a number of themes including Kett’s Rebellion, Norwich in the Civil War, Protestantism … Continue reading

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MA Local History

ABOUT THE COURSE: Studying our MA History (Local History) Pathway will allow you to explore a variety of topics including regional identities, society and landscape, historical ecology, family and community history, and cultural regions. You will combine study of these … Continue reading

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Cataraqui

The 4th of August 2020 will mark 175 years since the barque Cataraqui was wrecked on the jagged rocks on King Island’s west coast, an event which remains Australia’s worst maritime civil disaster. King Island Council is planning a commemoration … Continue reading

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