Artefacts Objects and Documents Artefacts, Objects and Source Documents associated and connected with British and Colonial History, an evolving collection to explore. For further Resources available for you to use in your own research and British History projects click here RESOURCES click here. New Military Memorabilia and Cap Badges Collection launched click here Continue Reading

Google+ and Sharing Your Family History Photos for Free

Use Google+ from single source share and comment on your images,pictures,scans and integrate with all the other benefits of Google+

Britain from above project great for historians

Britain from above project great for historians

An interesting project of aerial photos of Britain, free to use, sign-up collate, curate, share and moree free and well worth a look as aerial photos are not that easy to source. Use them for your history project right now!

Shakespeares Quartos Digitised with full text search

Shakespeares Quartos Digitised with full text search

Shakespeares Quartos in high resolution with searchable online text, precious artefacts at your fingertips so that you can virtually touch these priceless resources and harness them in your own historical research…a beacon of light in the field of digital history and humanities…led by the Bodleian Library quite inspiring

Winston Churchill Doctor’s letter requiring alcohol for recovery

Winston Churchill Doctor’s letter requiring alcohol for recovery

Ephemera from Winston and Queen Elizabeth’s lives as glimpses and objects for musing made us think about our own artefacts archives and objects…

Edward VI and Vagrancy Act 1547

Edward VI and Vagrancy Act 1547

The Vagrancy Act 1547 was an uncaring response to a complicated social and economic situation after the death of King Henry VIII. The poor were penalized for a series of poor decisions by the Privy Council.

The Gold State Coach

The Gold State coach, one of the most beautiful objects in the Royal household.

Royal Household Staff List Released Online

Royal Household staff list released online

Statute Punishment  of Beggars and Vagabonds 1531

Statute Punishment of Beggars and Vagabonds 1531

Was Henry VIII and his rule kind to Beggars? How does this act reflect the longer timeline of legislative events that lead to our current day Welfare State and how far back do the roots go, a snippet in a series of linked posts, designed to piece together the evidence that led to the British Welfare State. With great relevance and resonance with our current and hard pressed economic climate…

Archimedes Codex Book C An intriguing Artefact Rediscovered Palimpsest Project Video

Fabulous example of how to do it all better. An ancient text rediscovered, new human knowledge revealed and all the data and joy from the discovery share and open with a Creative Commons Licence across the internet. Short 14 mins 50 secs video the future of digital research humanities and a sprinkling of the application of some pretty amazing science as well.

Online Collection at Folger Shakespeare Library

The world’s largest Shakespeare collection at the Folger Shakespeare Library New York

Post 1813 Birth and Burial Registers Unpicked

Examining the post 1813 baptism and burial records and seeing what they might reveal for the family historian

Parish Registers – From Paper to Parchment….

Parish registers provide family historians with vital information about their ancestors but their history can reveal much about state and religion as well

The Intriguing Parish Chest

The Intriguing Parish Chest

What intriguing documents did your parish chest hold? For family historians the parish chest holds a wealth of social details that give context to your own family history story

The Mast Trade

The Mast Trade

The Mast Trade, of huge importance to the growth of the Royal Navy and the British Empire. Timber played a pivotal role in building a nation. Deforestation does not a nation make.

Great Presentation visual tools to communicate complex ideas and narrative in history

Great Presentation visual tools to communicate complex ideas and narrative in history

See this good example of just using google and images with simple captions to narrate a history project and projection of the future. Here is the challenge can looking at your history through the images of say a dozen objects attract new interest, communicate effectively, make new connections integrate with maps and timelines and with these new and intriguing connections can you gain some new insights? well worth a look tools tipsan technques to adapt for you and your history project.

Salvador Dali and Edward James collaborated on two artworks together in West Sussex?

Salvador Dali and Edward James collaborated on two artworks together in West Sussex?

Mae west’s Lips, A Sofa, A Lobster Telephone known as the Aphrodisiac, West Sussex Dali Edwards and life in an english Country House, you have got to admit it is intriguing? Oh yes Edward the Prince of Whales, the Wellcome Foundation and just for good measure Somerset Maughan…oh what a tangled web the people and personalities spin throughout our history…

The London Low Life Map Collection. Explore the Seedier Life of London Through Maps….

Low Life London Map Collection, a great resource available at British Library

1900 Rare footage of Victoria in Dublin

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