United Kingdom and Ireland
- British History
Online is a "digital library of British historical sources ....
including text and information about people, places and businesses
from the 12th century to the present day".
- History On-line - a
comprehensive resource from the Institute of Historical Research at
the University of London.
- The British Library provides an extensive set of Learning
- Listing of Rulers of England and Great
Britain from 829AD, compiled by Dick Eastman.
- Information about the Kings and Queens of
England and Scotland has been provided by Colin Hinson. He has
also made available a table of Kings, Queens, Archbishops &
Bishops which is also available as an Excel spreadsheet . And
information from the book The English
Peerage , which actually covers a wider area than just
provides an extensive searchable database of the British Royal
Family and their relations.
- Local History
Magazine have information related to the local history
- The Virtual Museum of
"treasures" from The National Archives - "collected over a 1000
years of British history".
- Anglo-American Legal
Tradition - "Documents from Medieval and Early Modern England
from the National Archives in London" (a huge resource).
- The Spartacus
Educational website has provided some interesting and useful
material on many aspects of British
- The Brigham Young University of Utah has provided online
versions of many Primary Documents relating to the
History of the United Kingdom.
- The Britannia
History Index offers some very useful material from many
periods of British history. Their History Sources page,
which provides the text of many important documents and speeches,
is particularly interesting, as is their Timeline of British
- Another useful Timeline allows you to discover
the historical events which were occurring throughout the lives of
any chosen ancestor.
- The Great Britain
Historical Database - from the Vision of Britain website.
- 19th Century:
Victoria Research Web provided by the History Department of
- NetSERF's Hypertext
Medieval Glossary explains many of the obscure terms we might
encounter in our research.
- Robin Alston's
Library History - The British Isles - To 1850 (archived copy)
provides "a comprehensive series of files covering libraries,
institutional, commercial and private in the British Isles from the
late medieval period to the year 1850".
- A brief guide to British Coins
- The Victorian Web
covers many aspects of nineteenth century life including Biography,
History, Politics, Gender, Philosophy, Religion, Science,
Technology, Literature, Visual Arts and Victorian Design.
- The Heritage
Trail - "One of his sceptred isle's greatest assets is her
incredible wealth of heritage. From Stone Age Circles to Iron Age
hill forts, Roman Baths to Medieval Castles, ruined Abbeys to vast
Cathedrals, fine Manor Houses to Victorian seaside piers and
pavilions - we have it all. The aim of this site is to offer the
visitor a comprehensive insight into as much of Britain's heritage
Value of Old Money - useful links and information by Roy
- The H-Net Discussion Network for British and Irish History.
- EmpireHist - the
'British Empire Mailing List'.
Britain and the United Kingdom History courtesy of "Teacher
- Knud Mariboe's
Encyclopedia of the Celts.
- At the end of the 19th century, Mr Charles Booth held an Inquiry into the Life and Labour of
the People of London - his 1889 descriptive map of
London poverty is also online.
- An Overview of the The Great
Exhibition of 1851 at Crystal Palace.
- Internet Modern
History Sourcebook covers a wide range of topics dating from
the 16th century to the present.
- Intute: History,
a directory of web resources provided by a national team of subject
specialists from universities across the UK.
- The William Morris
Gallery - "Discover the life and works of Britain's most
inspiring designer at the newly-refurbished William Morris Gallery
in Walthamstow, London".
- History in Focus:
The Victorian Era from the History Online website.
- A Web of English
History - history of the period 1760-1850.
- The Victoria
County History website gives information on the status of this
ambitious project and includes the drafts of some unpublished
articles destined for future volumes.
County History: Place Index. An Index of places mentioned in
the titles of articles in the published volumes of the Victoria
History of the Counties of England.
dates in British History for the local historian or
- Outlaws and
Highwaymen a "History of the Highwaymen and their Predecessors,
the Medieval Outlaws" made available by Gillian Spraggs.
Date a Victorian or Edwardian Lady. Photographs sorted by date
by Roger F. Vaughan. Another useful site for dating photographs is
The Costume Gallery
which deals with changes in fashion over the years.
- The entire 3500 British
Pathe news film archive covering "news, sport, social history
and entertainment from 1896 to 1970" is now available online. The
search facility allows one to locate and immediately view summaries
and stills. Low resolution film "preview files" can be downloaded
for viewing using Windows Media Player, free of charge to UK
residents (though only after providing credit card and other
- The National Co-operative
Archive provides information on all aspects of the Co-operative
- Tim Lambert's Local
Histories pages, provide histories of mny towns and cities in
of towns and cities in the UK and Ireland.
- Jorge H. Castelli provides a large Tudor History web-site.
- Chamber's Book of
Days - "a miscellany of popular antiquities in connection with
History of the British Pound, provided by Pounds to
- The British
Isles - from the History Files website.
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