Described by the BBC as 'Probably the most useful book for the working local historian ever published', this is the third edition of this popular research tool. Divided into themes from Archaeology to Utilities, the researcher will find the accurate meanings of archaic terms or the legislation which made a difference to local lives. It deals, amongst many other things, with old land measurements, ancient tenures, formation dates of railways, gas companies and colleges. it includes taxes. regnal years, a perpetual calendar and genealogy.