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August 2006

Charters of Glasgow now live

Dr Peter Webster, 31 August 2006

These key documents for the history of Glasgow (1175-1649) are now live. Part 1 contains a detailed narrative account of the constitutional evolution of the city. Part 2 provides transcripts and abstracts of the 123 key charters and additional related material. These complement the Records of the Burgh for 1573 to 1690, already on the site. Read more at:

Daniel Lysons's 'Environs of London' now complete

Dr Matthew Davies, 16 August 2006

With the launch of volumes 2, 3 and 4, this key source for the history of London is now complete. Volumes 2 and 3 cover the historic county of Middlesex in alphabetical order from Acton to Willesden. Volume 4 describes the parts of Essex, Hertfordshire and Kent that are within twelve miles of the City, including East Barnet, Barking and Greenwich. The 'Environs' complements our other general histories of London, including 'Old and New London' and John Noorthoucks's 'New History'. Read more at:

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Dr Peter Webster, 09 August 2006

Avoid information overload by subscribing to one of our RSS web feeds. See news from BHO at a time of your choice and all in one place with our news feed of this journal. Also, keep your catalogues, directories and other lists of resources up-to-date with our publication feed containing a full list of all our publications in launch date order. Find out more and subscribe at:

The Survey of London vol. 36 (Covent Garden) now live

Dr Peter Webster, 02 August 2006

Volume 36 of the Survey of London is now live. The volume recounts the story of the Covent Garden Piazza's evolution (and eventual redevelopment), including the building of St Paul's Church, the area’s principal monument. In addition to the Piazza and surrounding streets, it also describes the buildings of the Covent Garden Market. Read it, and other volumes of the Survey, at: