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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Issue 11 Spring 2016

Art & Industry: The 1851 Exhibition

Designed by a Derbyshire gardener, Joseph Paxton, the Crystal Palace was built by West Midlands firms and housed the Great Exhibition of 1851. This huge glasshouse advertised regional manufactures to the wider world.

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Issue 10 Winter 2015
The Power of Steam
Issue 9 Summer 2015
Fortunes of War: The West Midlands at the time of Waterloo
Issue 8 Spring 2015
Green Spaces, Landscapes and Gardens
Issue 7 Winter 2014
Breaking the Chains? Women in the West Midlands
Issue 6 Autumn 2014
The Anglo-Saxons and Mercia
Issue 5 Summer 2014
Joseph Chamberlain: Man, politician and icon
Issue 4 Spring 2014
Glass and Glassmaking
Issue 3 Winter 2013
The Word in the West Midlands
Issue 2 Summer 2013
Moving into the West Midlands
Issue 1 Spring 2013
The West Midlands Enlightenment
Preview Edition
West Midlands: Workshop to the World

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