Connections, curated collated and connected to your history interests. Designed by and for family social, local and special interest historians. An interactive 

 

Business and Industry – why is it important in family history?

Business and industry, we and our ancestors probably spend more time at work than at home, hence it’s significance to our understanding of and importance to gaining a deeper insight of the lives and times in which our family lived is critical. Take a look at our Business and Industry theme and also our complimentary Organisations and Jobs Occupations and Employment themes…

Halloween Pagan or Christian Celebration?

Halloween Pagan or Christian Celebration?

The origins of Halloween as a moment when mankind acknowledges or pays some kind of homage to the light giving way to darkness, are buried deeply in mans past. Each culture and it’s attendant religion seems to recognize the importance of this yearly passage and morphs it into it’s own.

Resources for Research Pipe rolls of the Exchequor

Resources for Research Pipe rolls of the Exchequor

Sharing resources available for open access research and analysis in your history and humanities project is part of what we aim to do in conjunction with a Digital Gazetteer we are actively researching and developing as part of the Hampshire History Project. When we find a resource that maybe useful to others we will now…

Paganism and Christianity

Paganism and Christianity

Paganism and Christianity in C7th England was a complex dance of power and politics and the emergence of closer ties to our continental neighbours.

Royal Arms In Church

Royal Arms In Church

Royal Arms can be found in many English parish churches but are easy to overlook. The question is what was their purpose and what can we learn about English history by studying them?

The Agricultural Revolution

The Agricultural Revolution

What was the Agricultural Revolution and would the Industrial Revolution have taken place without it?

Church Seals and Arms

Church Seals and Arms

Church seals and arms appear in many of England’s churches and cathedrals but what were they for and what do they tell us about the church in the C13th?

C17th Human Dissection and Ressurectionists

The enlightenment period of the C17th brought with it a new approach to science based on observation and experimentation and with that came the practice of human dissection in open observation anatomical theatres.

Bologna’s Map The Bononia Docet Mater Studorium

An intriguing and beautiful map of Bologna in Italy drawn in the C16th and housed in the Vatican

Europes Oldest University

Europes Oldest University

The Medieval universities and the cities in which they sit continue to inspire and engage us. Bologna Italy, lays claim to founding Europe’s oldest university in 1088, how far reaching was this seat of learning?

Anatomy Act 1832

Body Snatching could make your body worth more dead than alive and the Anatomy Act was one way of starting toa ddress this dreadful and workhouse Regime fuelled fear by legislating to protect the corpses of the poor, this act lasts into the 20th Century so it was certainly significant well-beyond it’s original foundation,,,