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British history

Here you will find all the resources identified by our tutors as useful for the study of this subject, arranged in ascending alphabetical order. Browse the tiles and descriptions to discover if there are any resources of interest to you, or click on any of the keywords to see resources sorted by more in-depth topics.

British history (V210): Historical studies focusing on the British Isles.

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Document John Aubrey Reading List

A list of books and other resources useful for students attending this course.

Seventeenth century, John Aubrey, History of Medicine, Industrial history, Exploration, English Civil War view
Link The Domesday Book on-line

Describes the history of the Domesday Book, gives descritions of life at the time of its compilation, and provides information and links on...

Medieval, Local history, 11th century view
Image collection french cartoon on victorian imperialisn

A French cartoon satirising the supposed duplicity of British interests in Africa, from 1898.

(my photo)

Queen Victoria, Victorian Culture, Victorian England, victorian history, Scramble for Africa view
Document A border to the unknown: folk ritual and interpretations of astrological phenomena in Edmond Halley’s A Description of the Passage of the Shadow of the Moon over England (1723) and James Catnach’s almanac, The Prophetic Messenger (1833), Anya Hancock

Halley’s widely circulated broadside presents one of the earliest rational analyses of a solar eclipse. In it, the Enlightenment scientist...

Enlightenment, Astrology view
Image collection An English view of French terror

Infamous and striking print by English artist, James Gillray. It portrays the September Massacres, 1792, which heralded the beginning of the...

French Revolution, Terror, James Gillray, September Massacres, 1792 view
Document A Nation in Embryo? Paine on Freedom & Tyranny

These extracts, from the first in a series of pamphlets written by Thomas Paine between 1776 and 1783, really illustrate Paine's political...

American Revolution, Georgian Britain, Thomas Paine, eighteenth century history, common sense, 1776 view
Document A Snapshot of London Life

Extracts from Mayhew's classic studies of Victorian streetlife

Nineteenth century, victorian history, Victorian Culture, Victorian England, Henry Mayhew view
Image collection The Coming of Terror

In this remarkable cartoon, published weeks before the collapse of constitutional monarchy in France, King George III is shown examining a...

1792, Terror, French Revolution, king george III, James Gillray view
Link A Vision of Britain Through Time

Access to hundreds of primary sources, from 1801 to the present day, including maps, statistics and historical descriptions, and many analyses of...

Historical Maps, Travel writing, Census, Election results, Victorian, 19th century, 20th century, History view
Document Alive, yet dead: Mourning in the Victorian period, Sandra Franz

This article explores the attitude towards death through two different sources – a photograph of parents posing with their deceased infant as an...

Tennyson, mourning, 19th century, Victorian Culture, Photography, Death view
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