My Favourite History Place: A Short History of Brill

Historian feature

By Josephine Glover, published 6th February 2024

In this article Josephine Glover discusses the long history of her ‘favourite history place’, the Buckinghamshire village of Brill. She explains how there has been a human settlement there since Mesolithic times. Using various fragments of evidence, she pieces together the extent to which the village was important to early industry, to medieval kings, to the struggles of the English Civil War and to a notorious twentieth century crime.

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