The Treaty of Winchester

The Treaty of Winchester

The Treaty of Winchester is a very important historical document that brought England’s first civil war known as the Anarchy to an end. The treaty also changed the course of history

WW1 Remembrance Poetry Art and Hope

WW1 Remembrance Poetry Art and Hope

The Digital Archives of WW1 Poetry needs little introduction. Worthy of a reflective browse and full of deeply moving artefacts. When souls in the extremes of horrific wars raise themselves to such heights, in spite of all they face, it feels like the least we can do is to take inspiration from their art and…

Post 1754 Marriage Registers

Post 1754 Marriage Registers

Post 1754 marriage registers following Hardwickes Act of the same year give a wealth of information for the family and local historian. Details of the bride and groom are obvious but who were the witnesses and what was their relationship to the couple?

Book of Kells Medieval Masterpiece

Book of Kells Medieval Masterpiece

The Book of Kells is a Medieval masterpiece that survived the Viking raids over a thousand years ago and can be seen at Trinity College Dublin.

The Mystery of John Trehearne

The Mystery of John Trehearne

A stroll around Southwark Cathedral is a perfect way to escape the bustle of Borough Market. Grand monuments in churches are fascinating, they instantly require our attention but most times we pass on by, content to limit our knowledge to the inscription. But there is a little mystery attached to the monument to John Treherne,…

The Great Seals of England

The Great Seals of England

The Great Seals of England, have been attached to important state documents for hundreds of years but what is the purpose and ceremony behind them?

Historic Gold in Old Books

Historic Gold in Old Books

A chance find in a charity book store, led to the unexpected discovery of a collection of books that belonged to the late Colin Sorenson. All sorts of books on London containing a few historical golden nuggets.

Military Cap Badge Identification Help Needed

Military Cap Badge Identification Help Needed

Military cap badge identification can be tricky, can you help to identify this one sent to Intriguing History?

Queen Elizabeth I Statue London

Queen Elizabeth I Statue London

The Queen Elizabeth I statue in London is that city’s oldest outdoor statue but it no longer stands where it was intended. It was re-positioned in the 1920’s and unveiled by Millicent Fawcett, the noted feminist.

Law of the Land Magna Carta

Law of the Land Magna Carta

The Magna Carta brought us many things including the phrase the ‘Law of the land’ but what did it mean?

Magna Carta Translation 1225

Magna Carta Translation 1225

The translation of King Henry III’s 1225 Magna Carta in the revised charter of 1215

King John’s Will

King John’s Will

King John’s will or testament is held in the Worcester Cathedral archive, it is the oldest original will of any English monarch and is concerned with securing succession.

The First Anglo Saxon Laws

The First Anglo Saxon Laws

King Ine was ruler of Wessex in the C8th and wrote what are considered to be the first Anglo Saxon laws.

WW1 Postcards

WW1 Postcards

WW1 Postcards a rich resource and a visual opportunity, find out how to discover and use the 20K plus postcards on Europeana for the period 1914-1918 and muse over how you might dig-out what ephemera you might have in your loft or research boxes that might help you and others connect and make that next step n researching your project wehther for your family history social, local or special interest project. In the first year of the 100th centenary of WW1 will there ever be such an opportunity to explore and discover what happened and better understand those momentous events?

Operation War Diary

Operation War Diary

Operation War Diary is a crowd sourced project to classify the WWI diaries of the British Army on the Western Front. A project involving the Imperial War Museum and the National Archive.

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…

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?

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1900 Rare footage of Victoria in Dublin

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