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

 

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?

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?

The Workhouse System

The Workhouse System

The Workhouse System was a radical solution to a problem of immense scale in mid C19th Britain. Tory landowners and Whig economists for once voted together, anxious in the face of increasing revolt and disturbances to preserve their respective positions.

The Cyrus Cylinder

The Cyrus Cylinder

The Cyrus Cylinder is one of the world’s most intriguing and important written artefacts. Usually kept at the British Museum it is currently on tour in America.

Coptic Christianity

Coptic Christianity

Coptic Christianity has provided the world with some of Christianity’s oldest and most controversial Christian texts, including the Nag Hammadi texts and now, most recently, the small piece of papyrus hinting at the possibility that Jesus Christ had a wife

King Richard III of England Found Facts and Fiction

King Richard III of England Found Facts and Fiction

Richard III found in a Car Park with an Arrow in His back, can this be him, who was he and how can we distinguish him fact from fiction and the character assasination given him by William Shakespeare?

Copyhold Tenure what does it mean?

Copyhold Tenure what does it mean?

If you were a Serf, you had no rights of appeal to a court outside that of your Manor, where your elied upon the biased and often harsh law of your particular lord, who might only be goverened by local custom. Copyhold tenure lifted you out of such servitude and established increased legal rights which were only abolished in 1926. Whilst the Land Registry was established in 1862, it did not record all transactions, find out how you can explore copyholders relevant to you and your history project for connections and insights that date back well before the 1837 BMD Registers…

Henry III Plantagenet King 1207-1272

His father King John was not much of a role model, so how would his son inheriting at just 9 years of age cope? He started with guidance of great statesmen but would he be governed by their wise council? What would Henry III contribute to the development of a nation…