Historical research

Throughout his career as an archivist, Peter Foden has, as one of his duties, supported many writers, biographers and academic researchers, and for this has always received positive feedback.

Peter became involved in Manorial Rights research as a result of the Land Registration Act (2002) and worked for several Estates leading up to the October 2013 deadline for registration of Overriding Interests. Collaboration with landowners and their legal representatives has continued to assist them to unravel what one might call the hangovers of history.

During 2015 Peter contributed research to Capability Brown and Belvoir , co-authored by the Duchess of Rutland and Jane Pruden. His own publishing began with the design history of the Fell Imperial Quarto Book of Common Prayer, which was published as a letterpress limited edition by John Randle of the Whittington Press with type facsimile pages in 1998.

Armed with inside knowledge about the content and context of UK Archives, Peter Foden is a valuable research associate for any project. He would welcome approaches from lawyers, publishers, producers, broadcasters, editors and writers to provide background research using primary sources of any period of British history. He is well equipped to locate undiscovered source material as well as skilled in the study and interpretation of manuscripts of all periods.

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