Launch of new East Midlands History Magazine

9 June 2015

The first issue of a magazine which flags the history and heritage of the region has been published, with a brief to reach out to communities and strengthen connections between universities and local schools, heritage societies and museums.

The new East Midlands History and Heritage Magazine will share information on research, news and events across the six counties of the East Midlands. It is produced by a consortium supported by Bishop Grosseteste, Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Loughborough, Nottingham and Nottingham Trent universities.

To coincide with the opening of the new National Civil War Museum at Newark , issue number one focuses on Britain’s Civil War and includes an article on Rothley by Susan Joyce, entitled ‘Saints and malignants: Rothley and its neighbours in the 17th century’s times of turmoil.’

East Midlands History and Heritage Magazine is currently available to download, with hard copies available shortly through local libraries and archives.

Read an original document about The Taking of Leicester in 1646 here, reproduced by kind permission of the British Library.