The Gloucester Collection at Gloucester Library in Brunswick Road have the old Gloucester Journal on microfilm and a name index for the period from 1880 to 1910 ish. There is also apparently an index for the period from 1837 to 1847 but I understand that one is a bit rough.
The Floating Brothel by Sian Rees ISBN 0 7472 7286 7
An excellent book on the transportation of convicts and the very early days of the Australian colony
The Civil war in Leicestershire and RutlanISBN 1 90053 00 6
A great read and a good account of the civil war and its written by Philip Andrew Scaysbrook
The Calendar by David Ewing Duncan ISBN 1-85702-979-8
The complete story of the stuggle to align the calender and the heavens, a good read and an good insite to the way dates may vary over the years