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BBC History
Historical information by topic, by time and by person. history

A gateway for European primary historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated. In addition you will find video or sound files, maps, photographs or other imagery, databases, and other documentation. The sources cover a broad range of historical happenings (political, economic, social and cultural). index.php/ Main_Page

Provides 'eyewitness' reports of major events in history such as the destruction of Pompeii, the execution of Louis XVI, the Wright brothers' first flight, entering King Tutankamun's tomb and much more.

Gateway site linking to many, mainly scholarly, web sites for the study of UK, European and world history. Covers ancient, medieval and modern history, and includes many historical texts.

History Extra
History Extra is the official website of BBC History Magazine, with features, topics and quizzes.

History Learning Site
Chris Trueman BA (Hons), MA set up the History Learning Site in 2000 as he felt there was no easily accessible and comprehensive website on World History on the web.

History World
Find timelines, specialist articles and information about all aspects of world history.

Historypin was created to help people to come together from across different generations, cultures and places, around the history of their families and neighbourhoods.
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Manuscripts Online
Manuscripts Online enables you to search a diverse body of online primary resources relating to written and early printed culture in Britain during the period 1000 to 1500. The resources include literary manuscripts, historical documents and early printed books which are located on websites owned by libraries, archives, universities and publishers.

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