Black Presence: Asian and Black History in Britain „‚Black Presence: Asian and Black History in Britain‘ is a partnership between The National Archives (formerly the Public Record Office) and the Black and Asian Studies Association (BASA), funded by the New Opportunities Fund. This exhibition appears on ‚Pathways to the Past‘, the National Archives‘ website for lifelong learners. The exhibition covers Black and Asian history in Britain from 1500 to 1850. Most of the digitised documents presented in this exhibition are held by The National Archives.“ [self-description]
Black Presence. Asian and Black History in Britain from 1500 to 1850 „There were many Asian and Black people living in Britain throughout the period covered by this exhibition (1500-1850). They formed an integral part of British society, whether labouring as servants in country houses, enlisting in the armed forces, marrying in parish churches, engaging with literary and artistic life, or challenging the repressive laws of the day. For many places in Britain, we cannot speak of a separate ‚Black community‘ at this time – Black people were integrated in the wider society, working and living with their White compatriots. This exhibition aims to reclaim some of this history and make it more widely known.“ [self-description]
The British Academy’s John Foxe Project „John Foxe (1517-87) fled to the Continent during the reign of Mary I, and on his return, wrote a history of the English Protestant martyrs from the 14th century to his own time. Usually known as The Book of Martyrs, it traces the triumph of Protestantism through the sufferings of English Protestants. The facsimile of the 1583 edition was published for the British Academy by the Oxford University Press on CD-ROM in June 2001. This ‚Category One Research Project‘ of the British Academy has produced a new, definitive edition of John Foxe’s Acts and Monuments of the English Martyrs, based on a textual reconstruction of the four editions published in Foxe’s lifetime. This edition is available online here.“ [self-description]
Cromwell 1599-1999: 400th Anniversary A Cambridge University Library’s site about its Oliver Cromwell 400th anniversary exhibition.This site features articles about the life and politics of Oliver Cromwell and a bibliography.
Early Modern England Source This website is meant as a „source for scholars and others interested in the history of early modern England and Britain. Provides information on conferences, seminars and calls for papers. Contains recent publication notes, research resources and links to other sites.“
Encyclopedia of British History: 1700-1900 For each entry, this encyclopedia includes several pages of narrative, primary sources, illustrations and links to other relevant websites. Currently, only some of the planned 1,000 entries are ready.
Local History „The purpose of this guide is to assist those interested in local history by illustrating a selection of material which will be useful for local and regional historical studies. The site is restricted to ‚modern history‘ from around 1700, in an attempt to make the site more cohesive. It should be recognised that not all our records are indexed in such a way as to make local history searches easy. Nevertheless, there are wide ranges of materials which are partially or fully indexed by parish, town, county etc., and which are indispensable for local historians. The range of topics studied by local historians is as broad as the records themselves. People may be interested in ‚agricultural change in the 18th century Berkshire‘, ‚early 19th century industry in South Wales‘ or ‚the General Strike in Bristol‘. This guide is, therefore, divided into several themes or ‚chapters‘ to assist local historians with regard to specific research with us.“ [self-description]
Parish of Rowner/Portsmouth 1642 Originally a booklet researched to assist in an historical re-enactment of rural life around the parish of Rowner in early 17th century England, the site now covers both local material such as Wills, Muster Lists and Parish Register together with more general information including coinage, wages, prices and artillery.
Scottish Parliament Project The aim of the Scottish Parliament Project is „to create a new digital edition of the acts of the pre 1707 Scottish Parliament, to be published on CD-ROM and the internet. The previous edition of the acts was published between 1814 and 1875, edited by Thomas Thomson and Cosmo Innes. Since then, much new material has come to light, while other material excluded from the previous edition, such as committee minutes, will be added. The editorial techniques used by Thomson and Innes have long been seen as inadequate; as part of the new edition, all the text, whether in Latin or in Scots, will be translated into modern English, enabling computer searches on a theoretically infinite number of subjects, while the many sources which make up the proceedings of the Scottish Parliament will be properly cited.“ This site offers some example acts of parliament and gives information about the history of Scottish Parliament.
The St. Thomas More Web Site This site is about „[t]he Life and Works of Sixteenth Century English Author, Scholar, Statesman, and Saint Thomas More“. It contains as well as links to biographies, organizations, images, and text including a full text version of „Utopia“.
The Survey of Scottish Witchcraft, Scottish History 1563-1736 „The Survey of Scottish Witchcraft is the result of a two-year project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The primary goal of the project was to create a database of people accused of witchcraft in Scotland between 1563 and 1736. The aim was to collect, collate and record all known information about accused witches and witchcraft belief in a Microsoft Access database and to create a web-based user interface for the database. Users can view the data through our online web interfaces (searching, graphing and mapping capabilities) or they can download the full database into their own copy of MS Access. The web interfaces and database were designed to enable the public and academic researchers to examine biographical and social information about accused witches; cultural and sociological patterns of witchcraft belief and accusation; community, ecclesiastical and legal procedures of investigation and trial, national and regional variations; and the chronology and geography of witchcraft accusation and prosecution.“ [self-description]
Tudor History This site is a comprehensive guide to Tudor history. It contains Tudor biographies plus the six wives of Henry VIII., a who is who in Tudor history, glossaries, chronologies, maps, primary sources, a comprehensive bibliography, links to related sites and many things more.
tudors.org „Tudors.org is a website of John Guy, Professor of Modern History at the University of St. Andrews. It aims to dispense some of the most up-to-date information regarding Tudor England that is available […]. History students […] are guaranteed an interesting alternative to what current textbooks say, and an insight into what at least some of them will say in the future.“ This site contains mainly lecture notes, and papers. A bibliography is also provided.
Tyburn Tree: Public Execution in Early Modern England The site deals with Tyburn Tree, the site of public executions in early modern English history. It features some background materials, transcripts of dying speeches, images of executions, a bibliography, and some related links.
Uniting the Kingdoms? (1066-1603) „How did the inhabitants of the island of Britain think of themselves in the five and a half centuries between 1066 and 1603? Did they see themselves as British, or as English, Scottish or Welsh? Or was a local identity more important? And what did English dominance mean for Ireland and France, which had never been part of Britain? This exhibition looks at how the governments and people of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, and of England’s French territories, interacted in politics, warfare, religion, trade and everyday life. We hope it will give you insights into the events and forces that influenced ideas of identity, loyalty and nationhood.“ [self-description]