Richmond History 36 (2015) : The Journal of Richmond Local History Society

Cover 2015The 36th issue of our annual journal, Richmond History, featuring for the first time a full-colour cover illustration, was published in May 2015.

It includes:

  • A piece by our late President, John Cloake, on the light that a painting, only recently attributed to Johan Zoffany, throws on the early history of Cardigan House
  • Remembering the Men of Kew: Marion Mollet describes what is known about some of those named on the board of remembrance at St Anne’s Church
  • Nathaniel Halhed and his Descendants in Petersham in the Eighteenth Century, by Vanessa Fison, author of The Matchless Vale
  • The Myth of the Whipping Boy: Tony Adler challenges the belief that William Murray, the builder of Ham House, was a whipping boy to his childhood friend Charles I
  • Pomp, Patronage and Personality,  in which Molly Drennan shows the influence of royalty on the development of theatre on Richmond
  • The Thistle and the Rose: The first instalment of a two-part series by Ron McEwen (author of our publication Scotland-upon-Thames), on the many influential Scots, including members of the royal House of Stuart, who made their home in the borough
  • An appreciation of our late Chairman, Christopher May, by David Blomfield

The price of the journal is £5  (£4 to members).  To find out how to buy a copy go to our Bookshop page or order online below. Our online prices include postage and packing.


Richmond History 36 (2015)



Find out more about other issues of Richmond History:

An index to issues 1 to 25 of Richmond History is now available online.