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Castles of Britain
pictures, background, ideas, dedicated to the promotion of British Castles. Good
resource for medieval goings on as well.
We are always looking out for UK history resources. This is a UK travel and heritage
guide, featuring UK accommodation, attractions, English history and culture.
Curve from the Public Records Office
provides free online learning materials for students and teachers of History. It
has been developed with the requirements of the history National Curriculum in mind
and is part of the NGfL. From Domesday book to Wilfred Owens military service record
from Suffragette pamphlets to Guy Fawke's confession, the Learning Curve takes the
vast expanse of material held at the PRO and turns it into an adventure through
history. We found the site to be a bit slow but its resource value makes it worth
The Middle Ages,-
King Arthur, swords, how to make armour, the holy grail, crusades, games, people,
clothing, famous people, even the history of the table fork! Check out the stargate
visitors - learn how they lived!
maintained by Ann Wagstaff, based in the UK. Everything on-line is here!
Wives, when, why, and how they got done in - all except one that is - can you remember
The History Guide
- This has been created for the secondary school student who is either taking history
GCSE, or who intends to take an A-Level in history. The purpose of The History Guide
is to better prepare yourself for your history classes and to make your time in
class more enjoyable and proficient.
History of England
from 1642-1945 a Time line with links.
Spartacus Internet Encyclopedia of British History
- An output from The Spartacus Internet Encyclopedia
Another output from The Spartacus Internet Encyclopedia
Encyclopaedia of British History:
- A comprehensive encyclopaedia being produced for the National Grid of Learning
and a completely free resource for all students of British history. The encyclopaedia
currently contains over 2,500 entries and is an attempt to show the history of Britain
through the eyes of people from all levels of society. Each entry includes narrative,
illustrations and primary sources. The text within each entry is hyper-linked to
other relevant pages in the encyclopaedia.
Encyclopaedia of the First World War
A comprehensive encyclopaedia of the First World War which contains over 500 entries.
Sections include: Chronology, Allied Armed Forces, Central Powers, British Home
Front, Military Leaders, Political Leaders, The Soldiers, Trench War, War at Sea,
War in the Air, War Artists, War Literature, War Heroes, Women at War, Organisations,
Strategies & Tactics, Weapons & War Machines, Inventors and the War, Theatres of
War and War Statistics.
The Emancipation of Women: 1860-1930 - Biographies of 72 women who played a prominent
part in the struggle for equality. The website also contains a database of written
primary sources produced by, or about, these women and a collection of visual images
that reflect the different views on the emancipation of women. The website also
includes sections on Women in the 19th Century, Pressure Groups, Strategy & Tactics
and Parliamentary Reform Acts.
A detailed look at the growth of the railway system in the 19th century. Sections
on: Locomotives, Engineers and Entrepreneurs, Railway Companies, Historical Developments,
Railways: Towns & Cities and a detailed look at the building of the Liverpool &
- Biographies of over 50 people who played a prominent part in Britain's history.
Also sections on Education and towns.
- A survey of London between 1700 and 1900. Entries organised under the sections:
Buildings and Institutions (House of Commons, House of Lords, Royal Academy, Buckingham
Palace, etc) Law and Order (Newgate Prison, Fleet Prison, Old Bailey, Tyburn Tree,
Charing Cross Pillory, Bow Street Office, etc.); Commerce (West India Docks, Corn
Exchange, Custom House, Stock Exchange, Billingsgate Market, Bank of England, etc.)
and Events (1743 Gin Riots, St George's Fields Massacre, Cato Street Conspiracy,
1889 London Dockers Strike, The Matchgirls Strike, Bloody Sunday, etc.)
The Textile Industry:
- Sections include the Domestic System, Inventors, Inventions, Textile Entrepreneurs,
Life in the Textile Factory, The Factory Workers and Factory Legislation.
- Biographies of twenty-eight educationalists and six government ministers. Also
sections on: Educational Developments, Famous Schools, Important Further Education
Establishments and Government Legislation.
Poets, Novelists and Playwrights
Biographies of over sixty writers listed under the headings: 19th Century, Poets,
Playwrights and Essayists, 18th and 19th Century Novelists, 20th Century Poets,
Novelists & Essayists, and Historians.
Journalists & Newspapers:
- Biographies of over 100 journalists, 26 illustrators and 28 cartoonists. So far
64 newspapers and journals, ranging from national papers such as The Times and the
Observer to provincial newspapers such as the Sheffield Register and the Leeds Mercury.
Radical 19th century newspapers like the Poor Man's Guardian and the Black Dwarf
and literary journals are also included.
Book and Newspaper Publishers
So far thirty-two biographies of publishers have been included in this section.
This includes early pioneers such as Henry Hetherington, Joseph Johnson, John Walter,
Thomas Spence, Richard Carlile, William Hone, John Edward Taylor, Rudolf Ackermann,
Mark Lemon, Edward Baines and Archibald Prentice. Publishers that made their impact
in the early part of the 20th century such as Lord Northcliffe, Lord Beaverbrook,
Victor Gollancz and Ernest Benn have also been added in recent weeks.
Child Labour in the 19th Century
This detailed analysis of child labour contains seventy-six entries. Categories
include: Factory Reformers, Supporters of Child Labour, Life in the Factory, The
Factory Workers, Tactics and Issues and The Factory Acts. Over twenty children provide
accounts of what it was like to work in a factory during the 19th century.
Religion and Society
Entries for all the major churches and religious organisations in the 19th century.
Sections on: Religious Leaders, Unitarians and Parliamentary Reform, the Evangelical
Movement, Quakers and Social Reform, the Christian Socialists, Religion and Politics.
Poverty, Housing and Public Health
Biographies of those people who investigated the conditions of the working class
in the 19th century including Edwin Chadwick, Henry Mayhew, Angus Reach, Shirley
Brooks, Charles Mackay, George Sims, James Greenwood, William Booth, Robert Sherard,
Seebohm Rowntree, Mary Higgs, Beatrice Webb, Stephen Reynolds, C. F. G. Masterman
and Charles Booth. As well as extracts from their work there are also illustrations
on the subject produced by Gustave Dore, Luke Fildes, Frank Holl, Hubert von Herkomer,
etc. The material can also be accessed by town or city.
The Slave Trade
Biographies of all the leading figures involved in the campaign against the slave
trade. Also sections on the slaves, legislation and anti-slavery groups.
Scientists and Engineers
Biographies of Britain's leading scientists and engineers including Joseph Priestly,
Richard Trevithick, George Stephenson, John Rennie, Daniel Gooch, Isambard Kingdom
Brunel, William Hedley, Thomas Telford, James Watt, etc.
Artists and Architects
Biographies of over 72 artists and architects that worked in Britain between 1700
Cartoonists And Illustrators
Biographies of 46 of Britain's leading cartoonists. Also international cartoonists
who have commented on British affairs: USA (18), Germany (18), Russia (4) and Miscellaneous
Towns and Cities
Entries for 44 towns and cities in Britain.
Members of Parliament:
- Biographies of 34 Members of Parliament who had an important influence on British
Members of Parliament:
- Biographies of 47 Members of Parliament who had an important influence on British
Members of Parliament:
- Biographies of 75 Members of Parliament who had an important influence on British
Members of Parliament:
- Biographies of 50 Members of Parliament who had an important influence on British
Political Parties and Election Results
Brief histories of ten British political parties and pressure groups. Results of
the twenty General Elections between 1832 and 1945.
Entries for 72 laws passed by Parliament between 1700 and 1950.
Prime Ministers: 1750-1950
Biographies of 34 Prime Ministers who held office between 1750 and 1950.
The Monarchy: 1760-1900
Biographies of George III, George IV, William IV, Queen Victoria, Edward VII and
Entrepreneurs & Business Leaders
Biographies of 76 entrepreneurs and business leaders organised under the following
headings: Textiles, Railways, Publishing, Retail Trade, Confectioners and Entrepreneurs.
The Labour Movement
Biographies of over 80 important figures in the British labour movements. The material
is organised under the following headings: Pre-Socialist Radicals, Socialist Writers
& Philosophers, Political Organisations, Labour Journals & Newspapers, Fabian Society,
Social Democratic Federation, Independent Labour Party and The Labour Party.
The Trade Union Movement
Sections include Trade Union Activists, Trade Union & Political Legisilation, Trade
Unions, Important Events & Issues and Labour Journals & Newspapers.
- Over 140 entries that examine the struggle for parliamentary reform in Britain
between 1700 and 1832. Categories in this section include: Parliament in the 18th
Century, Moderate Reformers:1700-1820, Radical Reformers: 1750-1820, Radical Publishers
and Reform, The Scottish Martyrs, Revolutionaries: 1700-1820, Home Office: Magistrates
and Spies, Reform Groups: 1700-1820, Reform: Artists & Writers, Reform: The Monarchy,
Important Events: 1800-1820, Newspapers & Parliamentary Reform, 1832 Reform Act,
Politicians and Reform: 1832-1890, Parliamentary Reform Acts: 1832-1885.
The Peterloo Massacre
A detailed analysis of the events at St. Peter's Field, Manchester on the 16th August,
1819. As well as provided a great deal of background information the website includes
eyewitness accounts and biographical details of 25 people who saw what happened
that day. Over eighty entries reflects the views of radicals, moderates, magistrates,
soldiers, reporters and impartial observers. The final section deals with the consequences
of the Peterloo Massacre.
The Chartist Movement
Biographies of 30 Chartists. Also sections on: Chartist Tactics, Newspapers & Chartism
and Parliamentary Reform Acts.