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Topic Time frame Resource Location
Rural Life 1759-1802 Woodforde, James. A country parson: James Woodforde's diary, 1759-1802. Oxford [Oxfordshire]: Oxford University Press. 1985. Norfolk
Rural Life 1660-1700 Gough, Richard. History of Myddle. New York: Dorset Press. 1986. Shropshire
Rural Life 1895-1955 Evans, George Ewart. Ask The Fellows Who Cut The Hay. London: Faber and Faber. 1977. Suffolk
Rural Life 1807-1823 Jones, Joyce. Seedtime & Harvest: The diary of an Essex farmer William Barnard of Harlowbury 1807-23. Chelmsford, England: Essex Record Office. 1992. Essex
Rural Life 1770-1980 Armstrong, Alan. Farmworkers in England and Wales: a social and economic history, 1770-1980. Ames: Iowa State University Press. 1988. England & Wales
Women's History before 1939 Davies, Margaret Llewelyn. No One But A Woman Knows: Stories of Motherhood Before the War. London: Virago Press. 2012.
Women's History 1850-1930 Davies, Margaret Llewelyn, and Virginia Woolf. Life as we have known it: the voices of working-class women. 2012. England & Wales
Working Class Life 1909-1913 Reeves, Maud Pember. Round about a pound a week. London: Persephone Books. 2008. Lambeth
Life at sea 1793-1815 King, Dean and John B. Hattendorf, editors. Every Man Will Do His Duty: An Anthology of Firsthand Accounts From The Age Of Nelson 1793-1815. New York: Henry Holt and Company, Inc. 1997.
Mining Jenkin, A. K. Hamilton. The Cornish miner: an account of his life above and underground from early times. Newton Abbot: David & Charles Reprints. 1972. [351 pages] Cornwall
Grave robbers 1811-1812 Bailey, James Blake. The Diary of a Resurrectionist, 1811-1812. https://www.gutenberg.org/files/32614/32614-h/32614-h.htm London