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A history of Wolverton and District

This is an ambitious project, many years in the making, undertaken by Wolverton-born historian, Bryan Dunleavy. Extensive archaeological activity over the past 70 years has revealed a great deal about the early settlement of the area. Wolverton and Hanslope became the centres of baronial power after 1066 and the development of Stony Stratford at the end of the 12th century created an important stopover on the Watling Street. The district was connected to several royal events during the Middle Ages and in 1464 a local woman, Elizabeth Woodville from Grafton, became queen of England.

In 1800 the Grand Junction canal was completed  and 38 years later, the completion of the London and Birmingham Railway, brought rural North Bucks and South Northants into the industrial age.

Publication is scheduled for March 1 2019. The book will be published as a single hardcover book of 1200 pages and in three paperback volumes of approximately 400 pages each.