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New website will be up by 1st August 2019

A new website is being developed for the Davenant Press and will be in place later this year. In the meantime all news, information and changes will be posted here.

If you have any queries please follow the contact information at the bottom of this page and either e.mail me direct or telephone my reception service in Oxford who will pass on your query.

Thomas Cook of Leicester
Robert Ingle


First published by Judith Loades' original company Headstart History in 1991 the second edition will have additional material and an introduction by Joshua Bennett, Christ Church, University of Oxford.

Details to follow.

Here is the first announcement of ten new series of paperbacks to be launched 2019-2020

  • Commonwealth Studies
  • Cuban Series
  • Medieval Thought
  • European Studies
  • Transport and Travel
  • Japanese Studies
  • Galileo Series
  • Victorian Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • Classical Civilisation

Each title is 40 thousand words + footnotes, bibliography and index. Peer reviewed. Information sheets are available for each series.

The small paperback series will continue BUT I am keen to add titles in the medieval period and beyond 1600

All ideas and preliminary submissions should be sent to me direct either by post or e..mail.


Postal mailings and e.mails are going out to UK schools during October and November 2018 and will include information about Notes for Teachers, the Essays Series and continue to offer special discount packs.

Judith Loades

Orders and enquiries can be made by:-

Tel:  +44 (0)1865 292148
Fax: +44 (0)1993 824129


By post to:

The Davenant Press
The Cottage
Priory Lane
OX18 4SG
Great Britain

Payment by cheque in pounds sterling or through PayPal

Judith Loades


Sunday 21 July 2019 0:56