The Victoria History of the County of Northampton

July 2007
65 black and white, 9 line illustrations
230 pages
30.4x20.8 cm
Victoria County History
ISBN: 9781904356059
Format: Hardback
Victoria County History

The Victoria History of the County of Northampton

VI. Modern Industry

Edited by Charles Insley

This latest volume in the history of Northamptonshire covers the history of its industry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including, of course, its most celebrated products: boots and shoes. Particular attention is given to the impact of industrial development upon the infrastructure, topography and environment of the county.

Table of Contents

Economy and Society, 1800-2000
Industries and Trade, 1800-1970
After 1970


A worthwhile survey of economic change since 1800, and its effects on the people and the landscape of Northamptonshire. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW
This VCH volume with its authoritative contributors, its painstaking notes, relevant illustration, amps and index is a most important contribution to the County's history. LOCAL HISTORY MAGAZINE
Will serve as an invaluable source of information and of references to follow up in further study. LANDSCAPE HISTORY
Breaks new ground for VCH. Its more traditional focus upon topography [.] is convincingly superseded here by a countywide thematic and chronological survey of urban and rural development, infrastructure, industries and modern services from 1800 to the present.
For those seeking an authoritative yet accessible account of Northamptonshire's development during the last two centuries it is difficult to recommend a more comprehensive, balanced and worthy account than this. URBAN HISTORY

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