All sites relating to the history of the United Kingdom (Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales). Sites devoted to specific regions (eg city and county histories) or not of national significance should be submitted to the appropriate regional category.
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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.
Bring It Back
Nostalgia website dedicated to bringing back retired products, based in Bournemouth, Dorset.
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.
The British Book Trade Index
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.
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.
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.
The Harleian Society
Transcribes, prints and publishes the heraldic visitations and manuscripts relating to genealogy and heraldry. Site includes the Society's history.
An on-line magazine celebrating the history and culture of Britain, with links to all types of heritage accommodation in Britain.
Historical Directories of England & Wales
Digital collection of eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth-century local and trade directories from England and Wales. Provided by the University of Leicester.
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.
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.
Covers many history topics up to advanced level. Part of the Association of Teachers' Websites.
A History of Britain
A compendium of British history events, people, timelines, and analyses of the evolution of the British Isles.
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.
Articles on British history with suggested visits.
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.
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.
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.
Portable Antiquities Scheme
Contains news, events, information on the Treasure Act, educational material for the study of archaeological small finds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Worcester Yeomanry Cavalry
Living history re-enactment group which meets at Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire and other sites in Worcestershire.
The history of the poor-law workhouse system in Britain including maps, photos, audio clips, chronology, and a tour of a virtual workhouse.
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