Exploring the rich and fascinating past of the historic counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. We uncover the history of the people, ideas and events that shaped the West Midlands and the world beyond.
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History West Midlands

Historians and researchers from the region tell the stories of the people, ideas and innovations which have shaped the historic counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the world beyond.

These stories are told in print, film and online and offer you the chance to explore this fascinating region and its people.
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Issue 11 Spring 2016 Art & Industry: The 1851 ExhibitionTable of contentsBuy online today
History West Midlands Great Exhibition
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Warriors, Warlords and Saints: The Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Mercia
Getting to the heart of Anglo Saxon England

Fascinating stories


Beautifully illustrated

Full colour images throughout


Anglo Saxon Mercia was a great power in its day, although many aspects of it have been shrouded in myth & mystery. In the richly illustrated Warriors, Warlords and Saints: The Anglo Saxon Kingdom of Mercia, author John Hunt uses this evidence to paint a vivid picture of this political and cultural powerhouse which, at the height of its influence, ruled over much of England, and reached out across Europe.

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Birmingham: The Workshop of the WorldBirmingham: The Workshop of the WorldBy Carl Chinn & Malcolm Dick
  • A celebration of the city’s history and achievements, revealing the wonderfully rich diversity of Birmingham’s people.
  • Illuminating little-known aspects of the city’s history as well as rethinking traditional events and activities.
  • Presenting up-to-date historical and archaeological research to a general readership: locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Written by experienced and distinguished scholars.
  • Lavishly illustrated with historical images, photographs and maps.

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The Story of the Iron Bridge – Building the BridgeThe Story of the Iron Bridge – Building the Bridge

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The Story of the Iron Bridge – Building the BridgeConstruction of the Iron Bridge was a milestone in the early industrial revolution which shaped the modern world.View all films »
Oratory that changed Britain

Speeches that changed Britain

Andrew Reekes
A fascinating and richly illustrated book exploring speeches made in Birmingham that changed history.

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Revolutionary Players provides a unique open-access resource of biographies, images & contemporary documents which tell the stories of the Industrial Revolution which shaped the World as we know it today.www.revolutionaryplayers.org.uk

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