Society History

A Vision of Britain Through Time

Presents historical statistics across a variety of themes for all areas of the UK. Themes include death, religion, housing, poverty and social class. Also includes census returns and extensive texts from historical travel writers.

Abandoned Communities

Profiles many towns, villages and communities in Britain which were abandoned for one reason or another at some point in our history. Also features poetry and artwok on this theme and examines the psychology of abandonment.

Act of Union Virtual Library

Collection of digital images and transcriptions which relate to the 1801 Act of Union between Britain and Ireland. Features British and Irish parliamentary papers, newspapers and manuscripts.

Association of British Counties

Dedicated to promoting awareness of the continuing importance of the 86 historic (or traditional) Counties of Great Britain. Contains news, maps, articles and FAQ, plus membership details.

BBC: A History of the World

Uses 100 objects from the British Museum and hundreds more from other museums and members of the public to tell the story of world history.

Black and Asian Studies Association

Fosters research into and disseminates information on the history of Black peoples in Britain. Features newsletters and conference information.

Britain from Above

Presents the unique Aerofilms collection of aerial photographs of Britain taking from 1919-1953.

British History Online

A digital library containing core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles; organised by theme and by region.

Domesday Reloaded

Explores the results of a BBC project from 1986, in which one million people recorded their daily lives.

Early British Kingdoms

Covers the period of the early Middle Ages in Britain with articles on the early Celtic kingdoms, their rulers and genealogies.

The Great British Story

Companion site to the BBC 2 series examining history through the eyes of ordinary people.

Helm

Provides information from English heritage to local authorities in order to assist them with heritage preservation. Includes case studies and documentation.

Henry VIII: Man and Monarch

British Library presents key documents from the life and times of Henry VIII.

Hidden Lives Revealed

Virtual resource dedicated to children in the care of The Children's Society during the late Victorian and early 20th Century Britain. Includes photo documentations and case files.

The Historic Counties Trust

Promotes public awareness of the history, geography, natural history, architecture and traditions of the historic counties of the UK. Includes downloadable documentation, reports and maps.

Historic County Borders Project

Project which is digitising the borders of the historic counties of the United Kingdom at a scale of 1:100000 and making them available for public and commercial use.

History and Policy

Works for better public policy through an understanding of history. Includes online papers, an events calendar, news and opinion and maintains a database of historians willing to engage with policy makers and the media.

History Pin

UK based initiative in partnership with Google which encourages people to submit historical photographs and stories, which are then pinpointed on a map; principally contains UK photos and stories but is expanding.

The History Subject Centre

Provides support for the development of teaching and learning of history in the Higher Education sector; includes information about their activities, events, and publications.

History World

Features an archive of old photographs and advertisements from various points in British history.

Local History Online

Features articles about getting started with researching local history, plus extensive link directories to local history societies and resources. Also promotes the Local History Magazine, with subscription information.

My Time Machine

Offers a selection of eyewitness accounts from moments in British history.

Neil Oliver

Official website of the archaeologist, historian, author and broadcaster, with a biography and information about his books and TV programmes.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Subscription site with free access provided for the members of many public libraries. Includes free index of people in British history and essays and articles.

The Postal History Society

Offers information on this Society's quarterly journal, regular meetings and conferences.

The Scriptorium

Dedicated to all things "medieval", from recipes, cutting quills and heraldry through re-enactment groups and suppliers of medieval items.

Timeline TV

Presents a history of Britain, explored via a timeline, with video clips, location maps and links to further resources.

What The .... Did For Us

Companion site to the TV series of the same name, offering brief examinations of the legacies of the Egyptians, Tudors, Romans, Victorians and the Industrial Revolution.

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