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British History Resources online catalogue curated and indexed for you and your project or interest in British History. An online and evolving index to help you find great resources we have located quickly and easily. On our travels through the archives looking for primary source material, we often come across digital resources that seem buried deep in the web, hardly seeing the light of day. We want to share our finds with you, knock down some of the academic barriers to accessing the data and get people to let us peep into their ivory towers.

If we all do a bit towards creating open access data, what a wonderful thing that would be. We believe open access is vital for all knowledge ultimately, we hope you do too. You might also like to take a look at our county perspective on Hampshire (Hants) known as the Hampshire history Project. The current research there is being spear-headed by a desire to create an open access digital gazetteer of Hampshire.

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DatesResourceThemes, Locations KeywordsSource
500-1499Medieval Music in Britain an intriguing Resource for Historians with an internet in English Music and its early developmentMedieval Music in Britain

Direct access to Frank Harrisons expert and authoritative work published 1959, available online and written in the 20th century. Frank Harrison died in 1987, the work he has left is a joyful legacy on a subject that is difficult to learn about if you are not within the ivory towers and shares the rich legacy he has left behind with us all.
https://archive.org/details/musicinmedievalb00harr
Music and History
Polyphony
Resources
Medieval Music
Arts design music and media
Post on Intriguing History Source on internet Archives and World Catalog.
800-2015List of British Monarchs Kings and Queens Listed by date and period of British History.Monarchs All Periods Monarchy Kings and Queens Royalty ListsIntriguing History
1410-1420Old Hall Manuscript of Early British / English MusicBritish and English Music Manuscripts Arts Design Media and Music Artefacts Artifacts 15th Century
English Early Composers
1720-2015British Prime Ministers List listed in chronoloigical or Timeline order.British Prime Ministers List Politicians 18th 19th and 20th centuryIntriguing History
1777-2015House of Rothschilds Archives
The Rothschild ArchivesThe historical archives of a remarkable family and business that has thrived for more than 200 years. The resources are largely summarised but accessible for research subject to registration via the site, this requires academic references unfortunately. But there are good summaries of the genealogy and the business including a timeline you can access without registration.
Organisations
Archives
Business
British History the Jewish Community
Church Faith and Religion 18th century 19th century 20th century
Rothschilds Archives
1500-1840Mills History of British India (Vol 1 of 8 Volumes) by wilson Published 1840 India empire British East India Company
Tudor Business trade and Indstry
Internet Archive, free o use
1450 - 2015The London Picture Map, digital collection of images of London.LondonPost on Intriguing History
1485-1603Lecutures and Papers on the Reformation in England and on the Continent Published 1890 by Aubrey Lackington Moore Tudor Reformation 16th CenturyInternet Archive Free to use
1697An Essay on the East-India Trade 1697 by Charles D'Avenant
The East India company was set-up under he Royal Charter of Elizabeth I in 1600. Nearly a century later this essay (source document) provides almost a century later an insight into the 17th century perspective about the importance for the nobility of having a knowledge of trade and business. The essay can be found in the Yale Law School Avalon CollectAn Essay on the East India Trade 1697ion transcribed here
India Empire Business and Trade 17th Century
1700-2015Military Memorabilia and Cap Badges a growing collection of British and its dominions Cap Badges as a handy online reference.Military Objects Cap Badges Collections Intriguing History
1914-1915The Dardanelles by Sir Charles Edward Callwell
1939-1945Film Documentary about Holocaust Documentary made unfinished at end of WW2 'When Night Falls a British TV documentary first shown on Channel 4 about the making of the post war documentary about the Holocaust, see this post here.WW2 Germany Holocaust Jewish Oppression Film Documentary Alfred Hitchcock directorReview and links
Plantagenet Roll of the Royal Blood

Plantagenet Roll of the Royal Blood

Plantagenet Roll of the Royal Blood Plantagenet Roll of the Royal Blood, 3 Ways to Check your Plantagenet Heritage Are you one of the many or one of the few? Watching and reading the media during this amazing week, it seems as if ‘the world and his wife’ were related to Richard III and the…

Night Will Fall Harrowing but Excellent Holocaust Documentary

Night Will Fall Harrowing but Excellent Holocaust Documentary

Night will Fall Holocaust Documentary based on the 1945 Documentary film documenting the aftermath of the German Concentration Camps now being screened after a 6 year project by the Imperial War Museum to complete the original film in accordance with the script and sequences which involved film makers of the allies including Alfred Hitchcock, Bernstein the British Director, Richard Crossman’s script and narration and Richard Dimbleby father of the current broadcasters David and Jonathan. The document is a must watch but make sure you are braced to witness records made in the raw as allied forces went into the camps and witnessed for themselves the consequences of the crimes committed in the name of Germany. It should be required watching for Holocaust deniers.

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…

Workhouse and Poor Law Data

What Poor Law and workhouse records can you use to add contextual colour to your family history? How can you find out more about the events that shaped our pauper ancestors. How many of your family were in the workhouse?

Building Historic Timelines

Building Historic Timelines

Chronology and the sequence of the events and the relationship and dependencies and connections between them, all very intriguing. Lots of tools say they help you build custom timelines but after a lot of research we can show you the tools and techniqu…

King Richard III of England Found Facts and Fiction

King Richard III of England Found Facts and Fiction

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series British Monarchs

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?
(This post will be updated, original posted in 2012.

Harthacnut King of the Danes and the English

Harthacnut King of the Danes and the English

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series British Monarchs

Harthacnut son of Emma and Cnut, short lived Kingship a stepping stone to Edward the Confessor…

Building The Tower of London

Building The Tower of London

The Tower of London still stands as a symbol for the strength and greatness of the city of London, occupying a position as afortress for nearly two thousand years.

Thomas Becket and Henry II

Thomas Becket and Henry II

The relationship between Henry King of England and Thomas, banker turned confidant and Archbishop was probably one of the most intriguing in English history.

Research Notes Citate Curate and Collect

Do you want to use the best FREE tools for the job of managing saving curating collecting and organising lots of data and disparate resources? Whatever your history project, the net and some great tools are there to help you. Toss out the overwhelming …