Loads of information on prehistoric Britain, with an emphasis on monuments, megaliths and standing stones. Free weekly e-mail newsletter covering the latest archaeological discoveries and news in the UK and worldwide.
Hosted by a reenactment society, this is one of those websites that can keep a history buff occupied for days. It offers dozens of articles on life in the Anglo-Saxon and Viking period, including plenty of info on arms and armor.
The Ruin and Conquest of Britain 400 A.D. - 600 A.D.
An interesting page that is somewhat confusing to navigate. It offers (apparently) 3D virtual panoramic tours of several historic sites, but clicking the recommended buttons didn't always seem to take one where promised. However, the site contains excellent articles on the Berth Hill Fort and the Roman town of Wroxeter. Go to http://www.virtuallyhistorical.com/downloads/1654_FPVirtualVistas.htm, click on the preferred link in the left column, then click on the links in the article.
"Essential Norman Conquest provides a day-by-day reconstruction of the days between William's landing at Pevensey and his victory at Hastings, and a dazzling combination of dynamic visuals and narrative bring the last successful invasion of England to life as never before."
Vast collection of primary sources from Anglo-Saxon Britain to the end of the Wars of the Roses. Part of a larger site that also covers a variety of medieval topics, such as medieval law, church history, lives of the saints, etc.
"Devoted to the study of King Richard III, last of the medieval English kings; the Wars of the Roses, a dynastic struggle in the later middle ages that pitted Yorkist against Lancastrian; fifteenth-century England and its culture; the reputation of Richard III in history, literature, and drama, especially Shakespeare." [Include under 15th c.]
Letters, accounts, journals, poetry, and other primary documents relating to the Tudor period, beginning with the death of Prince Arthur in 1502 and ending with the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots in 1587.
A vast collection of links to Tudor-related topics (and other periods of history). Topic areas include general history, politics, military, textiles and costumes (this page includes most of history, not just the Tudor period), literature, and Tudor monarchs.
This site offers fascinating information on roads, mail coaches, and the history of the English postal system, but the high point of the site is its collection of actual Regency-period letters (with both an image of the original and a transcription).
Covers Regency literature and authors (including author bios), plus information on coaching, the military, Regency life, industry, recipes, laws, clubs, marriage, servants, Christmas... the list goes on and on! And if this isn't enough, check the exhaustive section of links for more.
"This site is dedicated to analysing the history of the British Empire: The triumphs, the humiliations, the good that it brought and the bad that it inflicted." Includes timelines, maps, art and culture, articles, biographies, military information, a glossary, and a discussion section.
"The Charles Booth Online Archive allows users to search the catalogue of original notebooks, search a digital version of the Maps Descriptive of London Poverty, 1898-9, and view complete digital images of the 31 "police notebooks" from the survey."
"The collection of texts includes the full text of works in many genres -- poems, memoirs, essays, newspaper articles, and prose fiction, chief among them -- and it also incorporates a wide diversity of excerpted pieces, chosen for their direct engagement with the condition of London." Includes many excerpts from The Times.
An archive of articles from Victorian magazines (including The Strand and the women's magazine Girl's Own Paper, covering just about every aspect of Victorian life, including fashion, cooking, housekeeping, servants, etiquette, history, royalty, Victorian travel, and much more.
Explore political and social history, gender issues, authors, philosophy, religion, science and technology, visual arts, designs, and links to a host of online resources. Probably the top Victorian information site online.
"The goal of the Victorian Women Writers Project is to produce highly accurate transcriptions of works by British women writers of the 19th century. The works will include anthologies, novels, political pamphlets, religious tracts, children's books, and volumes of poetry and verse drama."
Articles and links covering the 19th century. "The Library covers a wide range of topics from a Queen's wardrobe to 19th C. Cake Recipes... from architecture to antique prints. 'Harper's Bazar Online' presents a collection of articles and illustrations from the 19th Century magazine. 'Behind Closed Doors' includes a seldom seen collection of articles about the darker side of Victorian 'private lives.'
Voice of the Shuttle: English Literature by Period: Victorian
The story of the British Army in the Great War of 1914-1918; covers army units, battlefields, "ordinary heroes," maps, statistics, war diaries, campaign maps, army life, terms and definitions and more.
"These pages contain information on the people, places, and events that comprised one of the worst calamities of modern history. Entire kingdoms were to vanish in the clash. The map makers of the world would be busy indeed!"