Middlesex

When we talk of Middlesex where do we mean?

The County, the Province or the Tribal Lands?

It's possible you didn't even realise there is a choice!

 

We do know that anyone who says Middlesex
‘doesn’t exist’ is talking out their hat.

The assumption that because the County Council was abolished Middlesex is abolished is fanciful - did Middlesex not exist before 1889? For that is the very recent date the Middlesex County Council was formed.

And as you will read and learn,
nothing could be further from the truth.

 

Middlesex Day Countdown
to May 16th

Middlesex Connections

 

Tributes

 

A tribute to Sir Montagu Sharpe

 

It is 100 years since he wrote "Middlesex in British, Roman and Saxon times" (1919), the only book written after 1888 that actually deals with the whole geographical County and not the administrative one. 

 

It is an invaluable reference work for the early county history (despite a few failings) and it is the one book all Middlesesaxons should have on their shelves. 

 

Sharpe was a Middlesex County Justice of the Peace and also a member of Middlesex County Council from it inception in 1889 so he knew what the situation was regarding real and administrative counties which is one reason why his book is so important.