Leicester Chronicler
Two thousand years of Leicester's history

Listening to the historic heartbeat of the City 
of Leicester and its environs in the English East Midlands

history, imagination and a touch of magic
time reveals all
Website design and content Stephen Butt 2005-2011
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History in the making

Welcome to Leicester Chronicler

This website offers a social history of Leicester and Leicestershire with a focus on its people and its structures

The website's title recognises the role of one of Leicester's most gifted and important chroniclers, Henry of Knighton.  Henry was a canon at Leicester Abbey in the latter half of the 14th century. His important four-volume Chronicle was published in 1652

Each of us has our own history and our own interpretation of the past; but knowing more of the past helps us to understand the present

This site is currently under reconstruction. New pages will be added soon (hopefully!)

I have seven local history books which may interest you. Details are available here

In the meantime, you're invited to visit my other websites