Vol 172 (2023)

This year's volume includes seven articles and 18 book reviews. Fresh insights are offered on a wide variety of subjects with the chronology ranging from the early modern period to 1914. There is perhaps more focus on scientific matters than in recent volumes and the spatial focus is on Lancashire. Also included is a retrospective look, fifty years on, at R.C. Richardson's key text, Puritanism in North-West England, by its author.

This volume is not available in digital form on our website at present. HSLC members receive a copy of this volume plus online access to this and other recent volumes through Liverpool University Press.

Front matter:
Editorial note
Notes on contributors


Puritanism in North-West England: Fifty Years On
R.C. Richardson


The Rise and Fall of the Shuttleworths of Asterley, Gentlemen
Steven Shuttleworth

The Ingenious Mr Towneley: Collaborator, Patron, and Pioneer in Seventeenth-century Science
Lois Roddy

The Royal Lancashire Astronomical and Meteorological Observatory: A Still-born Mancunian Project of the Early Victorian Period
D.J. Bryden

A Town Clerk Disgraced: The Case of John Lewthwaite of Lancaster
Philip J. Gooderson

An ‘Exceptionally’ Modest Working-Class Dwelling? 10 Hockenhall Abbey, Liverpool
Lucy Kilfoyle

The Tracts and Pamphlets of W.E. Gladstone
John Powell and Bertie Dockerill

Manchester’s Challenge to the Supremacy of the Liverpool Cotton Market c.1895 to 1914
Nigel Hall

Book Reviews

Report of the Council for the Year 2022

Council and Officers for 2022


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