A History of the County of Middlesex

December 2009
272 pages
30.5x20.8 cm
Victoria County History
ISBN: 9781904356226
Format: Hardback
Victoria County History

A History of the County of Middlesex

Volume XIII: City of Westminster, Part 1: Landownership and Religious History

Edited by Patricia Croot

Authoritative, comprehensive history of the City of Westminster.
The City of Westminster is the seat of the monarchy and government of Great Britain and the centre of many aspects of British economic and cultural life, yet to date there has been no comprehensive history of the city. It is this gap which this volume will fill.
The book opens with an explanation of what makes Westminster unique and follows with detailed sections on landownership and religious history. The section on landownership treats the history and ownership of the manors, the large medieval inns, and the estates created from the 16th century onwards; that on religious history provides a general chronological introduction to religious life in the city, and detailed accounts of the history and buildings of all the Christian denominations and other Faiths.

PATRICIA CROOT is at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London.


Dr Croot and her team have met the usual exemplary standards of the VCH - producing a volume that will be the dominant reference work on Westminster. [...] A remarkable survey of the landownership and religious history of Westminster which is a mine of information rooted in the archival history of the city. ARCHIVES

A short review cannot do justice to the scope and usefulness of this work [...] The value of the volume is summarised in its index which opens its riches to those interested in the history of London, of which Westminster may consider itself to be the best part. THE LOCAL HISTORIAN

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