Institute of Historical Research

James Galloway
October 15, 2010
The lands bordering the tidal river Thames and the Thames Estuary have historically been highly vulnerable to marine flooding. The most severe of these floods derive from North Sea storm surges, when wind and tide combine to drive huge quantities of water against the coast, as happened to devastating effect in 1953. This project seeks to understand the occurrence of storm flooding in the past, and to explore the ways in which people have responded to the threat.

The project draws upon rich surviving documentary sources to study the impact of storm flooding upon the reclaimed marshlands bordering the tidal Thames and its estuary during the period c.1250-1550. Year-by-year accounts of the management of riverside...
Edited by Kazuhiko Kondo
October 15, 2010
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Edited by Emily Morrell, Jennifer Wallis, and Jane Winters
June 1, 2010
Edited by John R. Davis and Emily Morrell
October 15, 2009
Edited by Joyce M. Horn and revised by David Lepine
September 1, 2009
Edited by Mark R. Horowitz
August 1, 2009
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Edited by Emily Morrell and Jennifer Wallis
June 1, 2009
Edited by David Bates, Jennifer Wallis, and Jane Winters
June 1, 2009
The Institute of Historical Research has now reprinted selected classic lectures, each with a short introduction by an eminent historian from the University of London. This commemorative volume provides a fascinating insight into the development of the discipline of history over the last century, revealing some significant changes in approach and emphasis as well as some surprising continuities. The Creighton Century is an invaluable guide to students of historiography, and a chance to relive some of the great lectures of the past 100 years, including those by Donald Coleman, Eric Hobsbawm, R.I. Moore and Sir Keith Thomas.