- The origins, prestige and integrity of early Maidstone jurats from the author's MA research
- Fascinating new facts about familiar Maidstone names from original sources
- Full references, index and bibliography for genealogists as well as local historians
Some comments already received:-
- 'A beautiful example of how local history can illuminate national: how the borough records of a provincial town can demonstrate the intertwining of civil and religious life at a pivotal time in our history' (Peter Wilkinson MA, Deputy Archivist for West Sussex)
- 'A detailed piece of research which makes a real contribution to the history of Maidstone' (Kent Historian Dr Jacqueline Bower)
- 'A wealth of information on the great and good of Maidstone' (Dr Sheila Sweetinburgh, University of Kent)
- 'Well done, you have brought it all to life!' (Cornish local historian Barbara Birchwood-Harper BA)
- 'An impressive book. There are not many books on the subject of Maidstone, and little about the period of 1549 - 1660, so this is a very valuable piece of research.' (Andrew Buckle, Maidstone artist who collects books about the town)
Councillor Peter Parvin, Mayor in 2009 and his wife Councillor Daphne, who was Mayor in 1991, read about their predecessors at the launch in the Town Hall.
ISBN 978-0-9563584-0-0 £6.99 from Maidstone Museum Shop, the Centre for Kentish Studies or Maidstone Waterstones.
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