Local History Magazine's latest issue: No.142 Jan/Feb 2013

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Seeing inequality and sensing insecurity
Newtown, Isle of Wight, is the starting place for Trevor James’ article on political inequality and incursions and invasions of British Shores.

Make No Bones About It
Darren Baker looks at the controversy concerning the final resting place of the recently discovered bones of Richard III.

The Kensetts, Pratt Streets and Urban Unrest in two Continents
The connections between some London streets and those of Baltimore in the USA are explored by Ruth Levitt.

Our First Local Historian
Richard Gough of St Peters Church recorded violent and eventful 17th Century life in the Shropshire village of Myddle. His pioneering work is reviewed by Bob Bibby.

The Steam Coach
The introduction of steam driven coaches on hitherto horse drawn stage coach routes is examined by Diana Mackarill.

Poor Maria’s Short Life
Maria Gunning who became the Countess of Coventry in 1752 had a short but fascinating life now researched by her descendant Sheila Harris.

Book and periodical reviews

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