HOME Master Article Index/Index by County Links Contact Us
Ancient Britain Castles Churches/Cathedrals Houses/Manors Museums Towns Countryside London History & Folklore Travel Tips

Test daily news

Visit the Stone Pages


Periods in British History

Prehistoric · Roman · Anglo-Saxon/Viking · Norman · Medieval · Tudor/Elizabethan · Stuart · Civil War/Cromwell · Jacobean · Georgian · Regency · Empire · Victorian · 20th Century · WWI & WWII
(Note: Yes, we know that there are more periods than this; this section is still very much "under construction.")

Ancient Tracks
A lovely website full of photos of standing stones, stone circles, cairns, and other prehistoric monuments.

British Archaeology

Earth Mysteries

Iron Age Hill Forts Discussion Group
The goal of the group is to develop a database of all the hillforts and related settlements and structures in Britain.

Isle of Albion
This is a photo-intensive site covering sites of various periods throughout Britain, though the emphasis seems to be on ancient/prehistoric sites. Great photography and wonderful descriptions.

Informative portal covering ancient sites in Britain.

Modern Antiquarian

Northumberland Rock Art Site

Prehistoric Britain

Stone Pages
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.

Roman Britain
Armamentarium: The Book of Roman Arms and Armor
FAQ on Roman armor, glossary, bibliography and much more.

The History of Plumbing - Roman and English Legacy
This article is a lot more interesting than it sounds, and has lots of detail about the structure and functions of baths.

The Romans in Britain
History, insights into Roman life, and links to a variety of Roman history sites and museums.

Wallnet - Hadrian's Wall Education Website
Information on Hadrian's Wall, Senhouse, Brigantium, and Birdoswald, plus details on Roman artefacts in the Museum of Antiquities.

Anglo-Saxon Culture
Lots of good material, including manuscripts, art and archaeology, living history links, etc., but unfortunately the page is no longer being maintained.

Anglo-Saxon England
"Essays on the Anglo-Saxons in England, from their traditional arrival in AD 449 to the Norman Conquest in 1066."

Anglo-Saxon England
Articles on Anglo-Saxon England, with a special emphasis on King Cnut and the English Church: 1014 to 1035.

The Anglo-Saxon Resource Page
A page of links to everything Anglo-Saxon, including history, culture, law, literature, King Arthur, translations, etc.

BBC History: Anglo-Saxons

The Complete Alfred the Great
Pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about King Alfred, plus links.

Frank's Casket
This analysis of a 7th century whalebone casket, includes lots of information about runes, runic magic, picture magic, etc.

Map of Anglo-Saxon England

Medieval and Anglo Saxon Recipes

NetSERF: The Internet Connection for Medieval Resources
"NetSERF currently contains 1904 links to great sites, 782 news items, and 1499 glossary terms!!" THE place to start your medieval research.

Old English Pages
Anglo-Saxon and Viking history, language resources, instructional materials, hypertexts and more.

Regia Anglorum
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.
Detailed article with lots of links.

The Viking Age
Links to everything Viking, including history, literature, culture, weapons, ships, recreation, etc.

Virtually Historical
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.

The Bayeaux Tapestry
A detailed history, analysis and examination of the tapestry, section by section.

Essential Norman Conquest
"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."

The Norman Invasion and Conquest
Links to everything relating to the Norman Conquest, including such topics as laws, swords, and more.

Feudal Terms of England
Extensive glossary of feudal/medieval terms.

Medieval England
Designed for students, but offers a wide variety of topics, including personalities and events and general topics (such as surnames, food, etc.)

Medieval History Net
Interesting collection of information, including lore and legend, architecture, coins, historical events, music and video samples, etc.

Medieval Sourcebook: England
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.

Richard III Society (American Branch)
"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.]

Tudor & Elizabethan
The Elizabethan Costuming Page

A General Study of the Plague in England 1539-1640

Life in Elizabethan England
Covering Games· food · Money · Religion · Language · Weddings · Masters & Servants · Occupations · The Peers · London · Fashion · Children · Household Management · Pastimes · Names · The Queen's Suitors · Education · Christmas ·Heraldry · Maps

Primary Sources: Eyewitness Accounts of People and Events in Tudor England
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.

Renaissance Sites
Links to more than 100 Renaissance-related sites.

Time Line of the Tudor Monarchy

Tudor and Elizabeth Portraits
An interesting site if you're looking for collections of portraits of, say, Henry VIII (or his wives).

Tudor England
Designed for students, but offers a wide variety of topics, including personalities and events and general topics.

Tudor England
Links to Tudor writings, costume, history articles, music, needlework projects, society, "useful bits and pieces for historical writers," and more.

Tudor England
Includes biographies, portraits, primary and secondary sources, quizzes, and links. Under construction is the "Life in Tudor England" section (http://englishhistory.net/tudor/tudorlife.html)

Tudor England: Images
Collection of portraits of Tudor notables. Follow the links to "new pictures," Tudor nobility, etc.

Tudor History
Just what it says!

Tudor Links
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.

TudorLinks: Textiles and Costumes
Links to articles and websites on costumes and textiles throughout history, including costumers.

Voice of the Shuttle: Renaissance & 17th Century
Extensive guide to authors, literature, and literary criticism of the period.

Stuart England
Designed for students, but offers a wide variety of topics, including personalities and events and general topics.

Civil War
The English Civil War

English Civil War Society

Documents Illustrating Jacobite History

The Georgian Index
A highly visual collection of information on Georgian life, including such topics as tea, gardens, sport, places, architecture, banking, music, people... Each section has lots of useful images.

A Web of English History: The Age of George III (1760-1830)
This site is so packed with information that I couldn't begin to describe it. It focuses on historical events and personalities rather than "what life was like."

Historical Places and Faces from the Regency Period

Letter Writing, Road Transport & the Mail in the extended 'Regency' period.
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).

Maiden Fair's Regency World
A good overview of the Regency period, with information on protocol, women, the arts, fashion, etc.

Napoleonic Wars Series
Articles, original materials (correspondence, dispatches, etc.), gaming resources, links, FAQ, more.

Notes and illustrations on Regency clothing styles

A Web of English History: The Peel Web (1809-1846)
Amazing overview of political events during this period, including key personalities and popular movements.

The Regency Collection
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.

Regency Fashion Page

A Regency Repository...
"Of arts, literature, fashion, personalities, inventions, learning, the domestic arts, and matters military and political." A link site.

Empire (18th-20th century)
BBC History: The British Empire

The British Empire (18th-20th century)
"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.

British Empire Gateway
Links to journals, discussion lists, and sites relating to the history of the British Empire and Commonwealth.

Charles Booth Online Archive: The survey into life and labour in London (1886-1903)
"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."

Crimean Texts
"Some documents of the Crimean War."

The Industrial Revolution and the Railway System
Includes scholarly papers, articles and engravings from The Illustrated London News, writings from literary figures, images, etc.

Internet Modern History Sourcebook: 19th Century Britain
Primary documents and links to other websites covering the period.

The London House: Life in Victorian London
A glimpse of Victorian social and family life.

Monuments and Dust: The Culture of Victorian London
"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.

Romantic Circles
"The Romantic Circles Electronic Editions offers a searchable archive of texts of the Romantic era, enhanced by technology made possible in an online environment."

Victorian Art and Artists
"This website is dedicated mainly to 19th century British art, including Pre-Raphaelites and illustration, but more broadly Victorian and Edwardian paintings, sculpture, architecture and other arts."

Victorian Census Project: 1831 Census
"The Victorian Census Project has now digitised the entire 1831 census for the whole of Great Britain and its offshore islands of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man."

A Victorian Christmas
Information on Victorian Christmas decorating, entertaining, cards, gifts, crafts, and children's activities.

The Victorian Dictionary
"A Guide to the Social History of Victorian London," covering everything from advertising to "words and expressions."

Victoria Research Web
Links to primary documents, libraries, journals and more. Click on the "related resources" section at the end for a huge collection of links.

The Victorian Literary Studies Archive
A huge collection of links, with an emphasis on literature but also plenty of information on lifestyle, history, and other topics.

Victorian Medical Practices
This is a useful site with lots of links to various topics relating to Victorian medicine, disease, practices and practioners, and scientific theories of the day.

Victorian Web
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.

Victorian Web Sites
More than 300 links to Victorian topics, with a focus on arts and literature.

The Victorian Wedding
Click the "Study Center" link for articles and links on Victorian wedding customs.

Victorian Women Writers Project
"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."

Victoriana.com Study Center
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
Includes links to general resources, Victorian magazines, e-texts, and a host of Victorian novels and other writings.

20th Century (general)
The role of women in Great Britain: 1900 to 1945
Designed for students; covers several significant women, suffrage, women at war, and "how to be a good wife" (from a 1955 pamphlet).

The Long, Long Trail
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.

World War I: Trenches on the Web
"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!"

World War One
Designed for students, but offers a great deal of information, including timelines, causes of the war, specific battles, important individuals, animals in WWI, women in WWI, propaganda, etc.

BBC WW2: People's War
"A growing archive of wartime memories," where you can read first-hand accounts of WW2 or post your own story.

World War II History

World War II Resources

World War Two
Designed for students, but offers a great deal of information, including timelines, causes of the war, specific battles, important individuals, etc.


 Site Copyright © 2017 Moira Allen. All rights reserved.
For information on reprinting articles or photos on this site, please contact Moira Allen, Editor