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Devon - History

The Institute of Historical Research's British History Online is "the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles". Its South West section, covers the "historic counties of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucs, Somerset and Wilts".

Listing of published books and articles on Devon History.

Listing of articles by Peter Christie on North Devon and its history

Transcription of the chapter on the history and description of Devon from White's 1850 History, Gazetteer and Directory of Devonshire.

Sources for Devon Parish History (archived partial copy), and Source Guide S12: Histories (archived copy), from Devon Local Studies Service.

Britannia's extensive History of Devon (archived copy) web-site provides articles on a number of Devon churches, country houses and castles, towns and villages, bishops of Exeter and Crediton, etc.

Announcement of a History of Parliament Trust project From the Grassroots: an oral history of community politics in Devon (archived copy).

Devonshire section of the Domesday Book.

Devon in the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars - from A history of the book in Devon.John Lerwill is providing a growing set of articles on Devon history.

Francis Frith Collection of Historic Photographs - Devon section.

Medical Heritage of Great Britain - Devon section - a website that is "produced by the Bath & Wessex Medical History Group, a non-profit making medical history society and is devoted to raising awareness of the history and archaeology of medicine".

Historical information, maps, statistics, etc. about Devon from the Vision of Britain website.

Website about the Great Flood of 1607: "Most of the low land around the Severn estuary from Barnstaple to Gloucester was flooded. . . A number of acounts of the event were written at the time, but they are now quite hard to get hold of. This site aims to provide the text of the main records . . . and some other information on the subject."