Vol 157 (2008)

The barony of Malpas - 16th century population trends in Lancashire - William Blundell and the 'horned monster' - 19th century political satire in Liverpool - the life of a farmer in the mid-19th century - the Ship Canal in the late 19th century - Lancaster becomes a city - charitable institutions in Macclesfield

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Front matter:
Editorial note

The barony of Malpas in the twelfth century
Peter Cotgreave

Population trends in Lancashire, 1548-1563
John S. Moore

William Blundell and the ‘horned monster’ of Cheshire: a Catholic gentleman’s approach to a medical anomaly
Geoff Baker

Businessmen and benefactors: the Macclesfield silk manufacturers and their support for the town’s charitable institutions, 1750-1900
Sarah Griffiths

Political satire: Nineteenth-century comic histories of Liverpool
John Davies

Hard work but a fair reward: the farming life of John Byram, 1831-1871
Stephen Matthews

Liverpool, Manchester and market power: the Ship Canal and the North West business landscape in the late nineteenth century
Graeme J. Milne

Lancaster becomes a city, 1937
John Beckett

Book Reviews

Abstracts of articles

Notes on Contributors

Council and officers’ reports for 2007



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