Popular History of Jersey

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The Popular History of Jersey, published at the end of the 19th century and written by the Rev Alban E Ragg, is one of the most comprehensive works on the island, particularly in relation to the 19th century, through most of which the writer lived. It is reproduced here in full, only the very minimum of editing having been undertaken when transcribing the book to bring dates to a common style and correct typographical errors in the original.

Chapter 1 - Prehistoric times Chapter 14 - Parliament takes the island Chapter 27 - Dispute over revenues Chapter 39 - Oyster riots Chapter 51 - Royal jubilee
Chapter 2 - Before the Normans Chapter 15 - Elizabeth Castle falls Chapter 28 - Rentes Chapter 40 - Victoria's visit Chapter 52 - Unhealthy immigrants
Chapter 3 - Norman rule onwards Chapter 16 - Occupation Chapter 29 - Militia Chapter 41 - Bread riots Chapter 53 - Daniel case
Chapter 4 - Extentes Chapter 17 - Under Cromwell Chapter 30 - Never on Sunday Chapter 42 - States v Crown Chapter 54 - Strike and smuggling
Chapter 5 - Religion Chapter 18 - The monarchy restored Chapter 31 - Dawn of the 19th century Chapter 43 - Victor Hugo leaves Chapter 55 - Prison Board case
Chapter 6 - French occupation Chapter 19 - Knitting, taxes and a prison Chapter 32 - Agriculture Chapter 44 - Hospital fire Chapter 56 - Compulsory purchase law
Chapter 7 - Governors and a charter Chapter 20 - Harbours, currency and a riot Chapter 33 - General Don 1 Chapter 45 - Murder and shipwreck Chapter 57 - Feudal rights
Chapter 8 - Governor threatens Bailiff Chapter 21 - Governor dismissed Chapter 34 - General Don 2 Chapter 46 - Railway starts Chapter 58 - Royal wedding celebrated
Chapter 9 - Elizabethan times Chapter 22 - Battle of Jersey Chapter 35 - 1816, an eventful year Chapter 47 - Banks collapse Chapter 59 - Daily newspapers
Chapter 10 - The Pawlets Chapter 23 - Governor surrenders Chapter 36 - Last Governor, last hanging Chapter 48 - Markets open Chapter 60 - Compulsory education
Chapter 11 - 17th Century arrives Chapter 24 - Alyward's bravery Chapter 37 - Cholera Chapter 49 - 1885 Chapter 61 - Murders
Chapter 12 - A Royal visitor Chapter 25 - Major Peirson Chapter 38 - Victorian times Chapter 50 - 1886, commercial crisis Chapter 62 - The 19th century closes
Chapter 13 - Privateers Chapter 26 - Platte Rocque
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