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A Vision of Britain Through Time
- Information on places in Great Britain between 1801 and 2001, including maps, statistical trends and historical descriptions. Search by place name, postcode or map.
A Web of English History
- Marjie Bloy presents some of the major themes of the period 1760-1850.
A1 and The Great North Road
- History, geography and anything of interest about the development of the route between London and Edinburgh.
BBC - British History Timelines
- The history of Britain broken down into bitesize chunks.
BBC On This Day
- Video and audio for this day in history from the BBC news archive 1950-2002.
BBC Online - History
- Presents original content on a variety of historical topics. Includes games, timelines, history for kids, and featured writers.
BBC Radio 4: Factual: History
- History programmes on Radio 4.
- History and influences of 250 famous Britons, their works and places they visited
Britannia: British History
- Timelines, narrative histories, original source documents and important texts, biographies, maps, glossaries, reading lists, informative articles by guest writers, and interviews.
British Association for Local History
- Aims to encourage and assist the study of local history. Programme of events, news and publications.
- Timelines, maps, biographies, and articles on various aspects of British and Imperial history, culture, technology, and armed forces.
- An illustrated introduction for tourists from Great Britain UK Information Guide, divided into time periods from the stone age to the 20th century.
- Ken Collinson follows the history and archaeology of Britain from the Beaker people to Magna Carta, primarily through lists of links, but he also presents some primary sources: chronicles and significant documents.
British History Online
- A digital library of text and information about people, places and businesses from the 12th century to the present day, built by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust.
British Isles: Past and Present
- A collection of articles, images and historical transcripts themed on the British Isles, past and present.
British Pathe News
- Historic newsreel footage and stills from the 20th century. Includes on-line catalogue search facility.
- Times, places, events and people of British history.
- A glimpse of the heritage of Britain and Ireland. Includes famous Britons, battles, castles, palaces, historic houses and heritage by county. Also genealogy and hotels.
Digital Library of Historical Directories
- Digital collection of eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth-century local and trade directories from England and Wales. Provided by the University of Leicester.
- Digital images of wills, Cabinet records, pictures, photographs and historical documents from the Public Record Office.
Empire to Commonwealth Project
- A pictorial representation of the British Empire divided into flags, currencies and stamps along with emblems and badges of the armed forces of both Empire and Commonwealth nations today.
Encyclopaedia of British History
- The encyclopaedia currently contains over 2,800 entries and is an attempt to show the history of Britain through the eyes of people from all levels of society. Each entry includes narrative, illustrations, primary sources and bibliography.
From Dot to Domesday
- Provides a history of Britain, from its creation by rising sea levels at the end of the last ice age to the Norman conquest.
H-Albion: British and Irish History
- H-Net group dedicated to enable historians more easily to discuss research interests, teaching methods, and the state of historiography. Features archive, reviews, course syllabi, links to related resources, and subscription information.
- An on-line magazine celebrating the history and culture of Britain, with links to all types of heritage accommodation in Britain.
- An online journal from Blackwell Publishing and the Institute of Historical Research, covering important trends, debates, resources and publications in the field. Available by library subscription.
History Data Service
- Collects, preserves, and promotes the use of digital resources, which result from or support historical research, learning and teaching.
- Covers many history topics up to advanced level. Part of the Association of Teachers' Websites.
History of the UK Fire and Rescue Service
- A brief history from the Roman times up to the present.
History of the United Kingdom
- A large collection of primary sources on British history.
- A searchable directory of over 25,000 venues, organisations, and experts in the UK, as well news, features and a timeline of UK history from 10,000 BC to the present.
- A collection of concise histories of towns and cities in the UK and Ireland by Timothy Lambert. Also timelines of English and Irish history.
Mass Observation Archive: Recording everyday life in Britain
- The archive specialises in material about everyday life in Britain. It contains papers generated by the original Mass Observation social research organisation (1937 to early 1950s), and newer material collected continuously since 1981.
- A database of digitised material on Caribbean, Jamaican, Barbadian, Irish, Jewish, South Asian, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan migration into England. Stories, photographs, documents and family histories.
- A web-based guide to more than four hundred collections of overseas missionary materials held in the United Kingdom; information about the project, and advice on how to use their resources.
- A collection of first-hand accounts events in British history, from the Romans to the current day. Also includes resources and tools for social and family history researchers.
Nennius' Wonders of Britain
- Geographer Andy Evans traces a list of natural wonders attributed, traditionally, to the monk Nennius, and written around 829.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography [ODNB]
- Open shelves - a collection of articles, maps and biographies on historical themes offered (subscription-free) by the ODNB.
- An online image archive of old UK photographs, postcards and pictures. Image submissions welcome.
Portable Antiquities Scheme
- Contains news, events, information on the Treasure Act, educational material for the study of archaeological small finds.
Protecting British interests, not Christianity, was the Cause of British Imperialism
- Essay by Valerie Cullen examining the causes and effects of British imperialism in 19th century Africa.
Society of Antiquaries of London
- Founded in 1717. Its elected members are concerned with the antiquities and history of the UK and other countries. Information on its library, grants, publications.
Spartacus Encyclopaedia of British History:1700-1960
- A reference being produced for the National Grid of Learning as a free resource for students, with articles and images presenting multiple points of view of figures and events in the history of the UK.
The British Book Trade Index
- BBTI is a searchable index of names, brief biographical and trade details of people who worked in the book trade in England and Wales and were trading by 1851.
The British Empire
- Illustrated journey through the history of Great Britain. Starting in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and ending just before the start of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
The Harleian Society
- Transcribes, prints and publishes the heraldic visitations and manuscripts relating to genealogy and heraldry. Site includes the Society's history.
The History Faculty
- History study guides written and presented by current UK historians. The video podcasts are aimed at students preparing for their a-levels, undergraduates, and members of the public.
The Learning Curve
- Virtual museum provided by the Public Record Office offering access to landmark documents spanning the past 1,000 years of British history.
The Museum of English Rural Life
- A national centre for the study of development in agriculture, the countryside and food, with major library, object, archive and photograph collections.
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913
- A searchable online edition, detailing the lives of ordinary people, containing accounts of over 100,000 trials held at London's central criminal court.
The Radio Security Service - Voluntary Interceptors
- The one thing Bletchley Park could not decode were the signals that it did not receive. The Radio Security Service - Voluntary Interceptors or 'the Secret Listeners' were the people who got the signals for Bletchley Park during WWII.
- The history of the poor-law workhouse system in Britain including maps, photos, audio clips, chronology, and a tour of a virtual workhouse.
- Activities that require history students to think, question and participate. Ian Dawson explains the benefits of active learning and hosts resources developed by teachers.
UK Local History Legacies
- A local history site for the whole of the UK, looking at national historical themes and displaying them through local stories.
- For educators planning lessons on the transatlantic slave trade for young people at key stage 3 and 4 in their education. Includes background information, and teaching resources.
Wikipedia: History of the United Kingdom
- An illustrated history of the United Kingdom from the online collaborative encyclopaedia, with links to many more detailed articles on specific topics.
- Articles on British history with suggested visits.
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