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Welcome to the HCG Blog
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21 September 2013
4 November 2017

The Historic Counties Gateway has been developed to catalogue descriptions, histories and prose about the counties. The Gateway aims to be a resource for researchers, archivists and all who are just interested to read about the counties. Whilst  the project is in its infancy at … Continue reading

Daniel Defoe, A tour thro’ the whole island of Great Britain
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31 December 2013
4 March 2018

“IF this work is not both pleasant and profitable to the reader, the author most freely and openly declares the fault must be in his performance, and it cannot be any deficiency in the subject.” The above quote  is from  Daniel Defoe’s preface to the first volume … Continue reading