Earls Colne database was constructed by a team at the University of
Cambridge between 1972 and 2002. It contains a large part of the surviving
records of an English parish over the period 1380-1854. There is a full,
permanent, archival, version stored at the University
of Cambridge Library. This consists of about 800MB of data.
There are background
unpublished papers relating to the project.
is also a compressed, word-indexed
version created using Microsoft HTML Help. It can be downloaded
from this web-site. It only works for PC computers (thus not for Apple
Mac) and is 80 MB.
you have any comments on the database, or would like to obtain a hard
copy on CD-ROM which will work with Mac OS X or higher, please contact
Sarah Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org
is also a link to Cambridge
University DSpace where it is possible to download a zip and tgz
visit to Earls Colne in Essex, in August 2006 Alan Macfarlane discusses the
origins of English individualism and the reconstruction of the history
of an English village. Also wider reflections on China, Japan, feudalism,
capitalism, peasantry, property and other matters. Questions
put by Kenong Guan and filmed by Xiaoxiao Yan [Film* - For
broadband users download
the full films]