The Origins of Louth: Archaeology and History in East Lincolnshire, 400,000 BC–AD 1086 was first published in 2011. It offers a detailed examination of the early history and evolution of Louth and its surrounding villages, based on the latest historical and archaeological research. It begins with the first human inhabitants of this region, who lived 400,000 years ago on the Wolds, and ends around the time of Domesday Book, when Louth had developed into a true town and the whole region had begun to take on a recognizable form.
Questions examined in this volume include who were the first human inhabitants of the Louth region? How did the Ice Ages and ancient climate changes affect this area and the people who were present within it? When and how did people first begin to permanently settle here? And how did Louth develop into a significant local settlement and eventually a town?
The Origins of Louth was reissued as a paperback book by The Lindes Press in July 2014 (192 pp, ISBN 978-0-9570336-2-7). The print-company Lulu is the preferred retailer if you wish to support the author and this website, as the author takes a more generous cut of the selling price if the book is bought from them: Click here to buy from Lulu. Alternatively, The Origins of Louth can also be purchased from Amazon: Click here to buy from Amazon UK or here to buy from Amazon US.