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.
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.
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.
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.
Provides information from English heritage to local authorities in order to assist them with heritage preservation. Includes case studies and documentation.
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.
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.
Features an archive of old photographs and advertisements from various points in British history.
Promotes the history of the Labour Party. Includes discussion papers and information on the organisation's publications.
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.
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.
Dedicated to all things "medieval", from recipes, cutting quills and heraldry through re-enactment groups and suppliers of medieval items.
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.