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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

New Book Stock: 'Essex full of profitable thinges' edited by Kenneth Neale

Condition: New.  
Ideal Christmas presents.


The Essex Society for Archaeology and History has "inherited" several new copies of 'Essex full of profitable thinges' published in 1996.  These were "Essays presented to Sir John Ruggles-Brise as a tribute to his life of service to the people and County of Essex".  It was edited by Kenneth Neale.

The books will be available - when collected from the storeroom - price £6 including postage and packing to a UK address, but only £2 on sale at the Society's forthcoming 'History and Archaeological Symposium' on Saturday 4 November 2017, and the Annual General Meeting of its Essex Industrial Archaeology Group on Saturday 11 November 2017.

Contents.
Foreword - Lord Braybrook 
John Ruggles-Brise: Patriot and Patron - Kenneth Neale ... 1
Colchester and its oldest record - Mark Davies ... 19
Archbishop Samuel Harsnett, 1561-1631, and his Library at Colchester - G H Martin ... 35
The Religious Census of Essex, 1851 - Michael Beale ... 55
Robert Edward, 9th Lord Petre: Common-sense, virtue, religion and loyalty - The Lord Petre ... 75
Chelmsford Cathedral: 'A great county should have a great cathedral as its heart' - John Moses ... 89
The Prettiest Village?: Finchingfield, the making of an icon - Victor Gray ... 121
A Royal Imposter in Elizabethan Essex - Janet Cooper ... 137
From Past Historic to Future Perfect: Essex Heritage and the Community - Ken Hall ... 149
A Georgian Time Capsule: The Library of Spains Hall, Essex - Edith Freeman ... 157
The University of Essex - Michael Sommerlad ... 173
People and Pigeons in Symbiosis: Essex Dovecotes - John H Boyes ... 193
Patrons, Artists and Craftsmen in Essex - Iris Woodward ... 205
Saffron Walden: 'Crocuses and Crokers' - Kenneth Neale ... 225
The Plume Library, Maldon: A New Chapter - Frank Herrmann ... 245
A Measure of Essex Cartography - A Stuart Mason ... 253
Noblewomen and Piety in Late Medieval Essex - Jennifer C Ward ... 269
Essex Springs and Shaws - John Hunter ... 283
Eliza Vaughan of Finchingfield - Alan Jones ... 295
Finchingfield Town Meetings, 1626-1634 - F G Emmison ... 305
The Bow Street Mounted Patrol on Essex Highways - Herbert Hope Lockwood ... 311
Drewry and Cornwall: Two Naval VCs - Ian G Robertson ... 331
Early Stuart Essex: Seedbed of American Democracy and Independence - J R Smith ... 357
Boarded In-fill: Alternative to Wattle and Daub? - D F Stenning ... 385
Essex Gentry and the General Election of 1865 - Andrew Phillips ... 393
Family History in Essex Today - D W Grimes ... 425
Brickmaking in Essex - Adrian Corder-Birch ... 433
'Full of profitable thinges' - Kenneth Neale ... 451
Index ... 457



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