Over the years, Helen has written a number of papers and articles, some of which are featured on this page.  In 2003 she edited the book which accompanied a Bodleian exhibition marking the bicentenary of Benjamin Disraeli.


What Honor did next, the pioneering broadcasting career of Honor Balfour (1912-2001)

Issue 109/Winter 2020-21, Journal of Liberal Democrat History

While mainly concerned with Honor’s career at the BBC it also touches on her role at Picture Post from the magazine’s foundation until her departure in 1944.

Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden, Helsinki, Finland

July 2016, Historic Gardens Review

An article exploring the history of Helsinki’s Kaisaniemi Botanic garden.

Journal of Liberal History, Spring 2013 CoverHonor Balfour and the Liberal Party: an archival perspective

Spring 2013, Journal of Liberal Democrat History

Written to commemorate the centenary of the journalist Honor Balfour in 2012.

TThe Devon Gardens Trust Journal (Issue 2)he Coombe Royal Citrus Wall and the Outdoor Cultivation of Oranges in Devon

September 2009, The Devon Gardens Trust Journal, Issue 2

Examining the Outdoor Cultivation of Oranages in Devon, and in particular, the Royal Citrus Wall at Coombe.

CitrusThe Orangery – Exotic Ancestor of the Glasshouse

July 2009, National Trust ABC Bulletin

An article compiling research on several orangeries belonging to the National Trust.

ODNBBiographical articles for Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

2004, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Articles include Dame Irene Ward, Baroness Ward of North Tyneside (1895-1980).

Political Houses, 1880-1914

2000, Malcolm Airs (ed.) The Edwardian Great House (Oxford: Oxford University, Department of Continuing Education, 2000)

Article on Political Houses in the Edwardian era, forming part of ‘The Edwardian Great House’, edited by Malcolm Airs.

Copies of this book are occasionally available on ABE:


Bnejamin Disraeli Scenes from an Extroadinary LifeBenjamin Disraeli: Scenes from an Extroadinary Life

2003, The Bodleian Library

Edited by Helen Langley to accompany the Disraeli exhibition in 2003-4.

Copies of this book are occasionally available on ABE:

If you would like more information about past or current projects please contact Helen directly.