The best recent HISTORY is by Alan Kidd, Manchester 1993. L. D. Bradshaw, Visitors to Manchester A Selection of British and Foreign Visitors' Descriptions of Manchester from c1538-1865 (Neil Richardson), 1987 is a very useful compendium. For the Manchester Diocese see A. J. Dobb, Like A Mighty Tortoise: A History of the Diocese of Manchester, 1978. For EARLY HISTORY see S. Bryant et al, The ArchaeologicalGlossary Term History of Greater Manchester, Vol. 3: RomanGlossary Term Manchester: A Frontier Settlement, 1987 and M. Morris The ArchaeologicalGlossary Term History of Greater Manchester, Vol. 1: Medieval Manchester, 1983. C. F. Carter ed., Manchester and its Region, 1962, is especially useful for MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN Manchester; see also T. S. Willan, ElizabethanGlossary Term Manchester, 1980. The C17 and C18 remains a neglected subject. A. P. Wadsworth & J. de Lacy Mann The Cotton Trade and Industrial Lancashire 1600-1780, 1931 and J. Walton 'Proto-Industrialisation and the first industrial revolution: the case of Lancashire' in P. Hudson, ed., Regions and Industries: A Perspective on the Industrial Revolution in Britain, 1989 provide background to economy and industry, while the sectionGlossary Term on Manchester in C. W. Chalklin, Provincial Towns of GeorgianGlossary Term England, 1974 is a useful exposition of late C18 development of the town. W. H. Chaloner, 'Manchester in the Latter Half of the Eighteenth Century' in The Bulletin of the John Rylands Library Vol. 42 1959-60 provides an introduction to the town on the cusp of the Industrial Revolution.


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