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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.

The BBC Domesday Project

A pair of interactive videodiscs made by the BBC in London to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the original Domesday Book and published in November 1986.

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.

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 Early Modern Commons

Aggregator for blogs covering the period c.1500-1800. It is intended as a resource to help readers to keep up with early modern blogging, and to connect with people who share their interests.

Early Modern Resources

Research portal for the early modern period (c.1500-1800 CE). It only lists websites that are free to access and focuses on high-quality resources that are suitable for advanced research, study and teaching.

The English Peerage (1790)

The transcription of "The English Peerage" (Volume II. only) dated 1790.

The Great British Story

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

Harrogate History Festival

Celebrating the authors and genre of historical writing.

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.

Higher Education Academy

Formally known as 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.

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.

Historic Environment Local Management Training Programme

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

The History and Construction of Medieval Timber-Framed Houses in England and Wales

Describes the history of timber-framed houses in England and Wales, their method of construction and the people who lived in them, starting with the 13th Century and ending with the 19th.

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 World

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

Labour Heritage -

Promotes the history of the Labour Party. Includes discussion papers and information on the organisation's publications. Laborsheritage

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.

National Manuscripts Conservation Trust

Awards grants for the preservation of rare manuscripts and archives. Includes information on how to apply, plus case studies.

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.

Timeline TV

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

Traditional Timber Framing - A Brief Introduction

A brief introduction to traditional timber-framing.

Wallpaper History Society

Promoting an awareness and understanding of historic and contemporary wallcoverings. Presents history, events, membership, bursary and a directory.

Wattle and Daub

Ian Pritchett presents detailed information on the method of building the walls of a timber frame house.

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