Posted: 17 April 2015
In the articles Andrew Wareham explains how hearth tax records provide an invaluable resource for family historians because of the information they contain on the personal names, locations and size of dwellings of our early modern ancestors in London and draws attention to their online accessibility.
In Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine Dr Wareham considers non-payment of the tax, including by diplomats and government officials and contrasts this with the Jewish community who were scrupulous in paying the tax. Click here to read the article in full.
In Discover Your AncestorsMagazine, Dr Wareham discusses migration patterns into London from other pats of Britain, variations in surname patterns and and one enterprising woman goldsmith. Click here to read the article in full.
Dr Andrew Wareham is Reader in Medieval Economic History at the University of Roehampton and the Director of the British Academy Hearth Tax Project and the Centre for Hearth Tax Research. Dr Wareham teaches on the BA History programme at Roehampton.
Discover 18th Century artefacts at the University of Roehampton
The University of Roehampton is holding a free event on Saturday 25th November, as part of the national Being Human Festival – which aims to engage the public with the latest innovative research taking place across the humanities.
Posted: 3 November 2017
Historian and broadcaster Dr Suzannah Lipscomb joins Roehampton
Award-winning academic and TV Historian, Dr Suzannah Lipscomb, joins the University of Roehampton’s expanding History team as Reader in Early Modern History.
Posted: 30 August 2017
New Secretary of UK’s leading organisation for American Studies is Roehampton Professor
Professor Sylvia Ellis has been elected to serve as Secretary of the British Association for American Studies (BAAS), the UK's leading organisation for research on the United States.
Posted: 31 May 2017