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General History Sites
BBC History
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history
The BBC website has a huge history section, primarily focused on the UK.

Britannia.com: British History
http://britannia.com/history/
This is one of those sites that could keep one occupied for days -- or weeks. It's packed with historical articles and resources covering every period and just about every imaginable topic. It's also worth joining the "club" to access additional materials, such as collections of maps and primary source documents.

Domesday Book Index & Search Engine
http://www.infokey.com/hon/domesday.htm
This site offers the Domesday Book listing for a number of UK counties plus links to the Magna Carta and other history and genealogy resources.

Encyclopedia of British History: 1500-1980
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/industry.html

English Monarchs
http://www.englishmonarchs.co.uk/
"Designed to bring to life the history of the Kings and Queens of England from Egbert, first 'King of the English', who reigned 802-839 A.D., to the throne's present occupant, Elizabeth II. It contains a short biography of each English monarch along with many illustrations, maps ( where applicable ) and genealogical tables."

Eras of Elegance
http://www.erasofelegance.com/
This site offers information on various aspects -- including culture, religion, politics, science, and the arts -- of several eras of British history. Fascinating but slow to load.

Great Britain and the United Kingdom
http://www.teacheroz.com/Great_Britain.htm
Links to just about everything you can imagine relating to British history, including every period and a host of specialized topics.

Guide to English Life, Culture and Customs
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/index.html
"Learn about England and her culture from children who live there." Includes information on customs, costumes, government, anthems and songs, food, climate, religion, money, English Christmas, and much more.

The History Channel UK
http://www.thehistorychannel.co.uk
Click on the Features Archive to find a list of history articles covering a wide range of periods, topics and regions.

History Online
http://www.history.ac.uk/hr/Resources/Historical/index.html
Browse this extensive collection by type of history, geographical area, time period or type of resource.

History on the Net
http://www.historyonthenet.com/
Designed as a teaching resource, this site covers every period of British history, with detailed illustrations, games, quizzes, online lessons, and links.

History Today
http://www.historytoday.com
Monthly UK history magazine; website offersÊinformation on this day, this week and this month in history.

History.uk.com
http://www.history.uk.com/
Offers an eclectic selection of articles on historic locations (click "features"), a searchable timeline, and a database of history-related locations and organizations in the UK.

Historyworld dd>http://www.historyworld.net/default.asp
There is no doubt that this site is packed with information, including an assortment of articles and the "Ocean" index of history links. It is, however, a bit hard to use, as clicking on an article only brings up a couple of paragraphs and one must then use the arrows to display more. (Clicking on the "text" button in the upper left will also display the entire article.)

Labyrinth
http://labyrinth.georgetown.edu/
The place to start a search for information on ancient and medieval history.

Old-Maps.co.uk
http://www.old-maps.co.uk/
Britain's most extensive digital historical map archive.

The Ruin and Conquest of Britain 400 A.D. - 600 A.D.
http://www.sci.gu.edu.au/~wiseman/DECB/DECB.html
"An attempt to tell the history of 5th and 6th century Britain (south of Hadrian's wall) using only the primary (and early secondary) sources."

Twenty Centuries of "British" Empires
http://www.sci.gu.edu.au/~wiseman/BritishEmpire/Britain-20centuries.html
A detailed set of maps illustrating the changing British Empires from A.D. 40 to 1945. Different colours give an idea of the ethnicity of the ruling class at different times.

World History
http://www.worldhistory.com/index.htm
Covers such topic areas as people and institutions in the news, seasonal history topics, wars and related events, places in the news, things and ideas in the news, world religions, timelines, "This Week in History, and more.

World History: Hyperhistory
http://www.hyperhistory.com
Interesting interactive site that lets you browse timelines and other tools and click for more information.

Timelines
BBC History: Timelines
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/timelines/
Timelines of British, Irish, Scottish and Welsh history, from prehistoric times to the present.

History on the Net: Timelines
http://www.historyonthenet.com/Chronology/timelineexplain.htm

Time Line of the Tudor Monarchy
http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/STUDENTS/Bracewell/timeline.htm

The Ruin and Conquest of Britain 400 A.D. - 600 A.D.
http://www.sci.gu.edu.au/~wiseman/DECB/DECB.html
"An attempt to tell the history of 5th and 6th century Britain (south of Hadrian's wall) using only the primary (and early secondary) sources."

Timeline of British History
http://britannia.com/history/time1.html

World History: Hyperhistory
http://www.hyperhistory.com
Interesting interactive site that lets you browse timelines and other tools and click for more information.

 

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