Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire

Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire

  • ISSN (Online) : 2398-1601
  • ISSN (Print) : 0140-332X
  • Language : English
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Liverpool University Press has published Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire on behalf of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire since 2019.

Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire is a high quality, double blind peer-reviewed annual journal which includes articles and short notes reflecting recent and original research on diverse aspects of the history of the historic counties of Lancashire and Cheshire (including, therefore, modern-day Merseyside, and Greater Manchester).  First published in 1849, over 160 editions of the journal have been published. This represents a considerable and influential corpus of scholarly material on the history of the two counties. Articles cover a range of topics and periods, and are of wide-ranging scholarly and popular interest.

'History’ is defined in its broadest sense. Content is not limited by theme or chronological coverage, and can include comparative work provided that the primary focus is upon one of the two counties or places therein. Additional related themes would include, for instance, the pedagogy of teaching aspects of local history within the same. Reviews of recent volumes of Transactions have endorsed the Society’s reputation as a supporter and publisher of scholarly research, a reputation which the Society’s Council aims to enhance. Online access to the last 10 years of the journal is available to all subscribers and members of the Society. The archive of earlier articles is hosted by the Society at

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Emeritus Editor: Prof. John Belchem

Editor: Dr Bertie Dockerill

Editorial Assistant: James Evans

Book Reviews Editor: Dr Marc Collinson, Bangor University

Editorial Board:

Dr Paul Booth, Keele University    
Prof. Alyson Brown, Edge Hill University  
Dr Alan Crosby, Editor, The Local Historian  
Dr James Crossland, Liverpool John Moores University  
Dr Andy Davies, University of Liverpool  
Dr Fiona Edmonds, Lancaster University  
Dr Nick Foggo, University of Liverpool  
Dr Eric Graham, University of Edinburgh  
Dr Sheryllynne Haggerty, University of Nottingham  
Dr David Harry, University of Chester  
Dr Jonathan Healey, University of Oxford  
Dr Daryl Leeworthy, University of Swansea  
Dr Marcus Morris, Manchester Metropolitan University  
Dr Katrina Navickas, University of Hertfordshire  
Dr James Pardoe, University of Chester
Dr Fiona Pogson, Liverpool Hope University  
Dr Peter Shapely, Bangor University  
Prof. Melanie Tebbutt, Manchester Metropolitan University  
Prof. Nicholas J. White, Liverpool John Moores University  
Dr Charlotte Wildman, University of Manchester  

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Bangor University
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