This new book, edited by Carl Chinn and Malcolm Dick, has been produced to commemorate the 850th anniversary of Birmingham’s first market charter in 1166, an event which marked the first step in the rise of Birmingham as a commercial and industrial powerhouse. Published by Liverpool University Press in late October, members are able to buy it at a pre-publication discount of £25 for the hardback and £10 for the paperback version.

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