Victoria County History

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A programme of research, established in 1899 to mark Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee, aimed at a historical portrayal of the English counties. Although the originators of the work, G. L. Gomme and H. A. Doubleday, envisaged that the research would be completed and published in 160 volumes by 1905, work on the project continues to this day. Each set of county volumes comprises general volumes covering such matters as archaeology, architecture, and ecclesiastical history; and topographic volumes which describe each city, town, and parish in the county.

Subjects: History.

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