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Archives Hub
The Archives Hub brings together descriptions of thousands of the UK’s archive collections. Representing over 330 institutions across the country, the Archives Hub is an effective way to discover unique and often little-known sources to support your research.

British Pathe
A newsreel archive of 85,000 films. Spanning the years from 1896 to 1978, the collection includes footage from around the globe of major events, famous faces, fashion trends, travel, science and culture. The entire archive is available to view online for free via their website

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Archive
The aim of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s archive is to collect, manage and preserve materials which document the history of their organisation, the individuals we commemorate and the cemeteries and memorials They maintain. They welcome visitors to the archive, which is based at the CWGC Head Office in Maidenhead, Berkshire.

Explore 57,944,225 artworks, artefacts, books, films and music from European museums, galleries, libraries and archives.

Historical Association
They support the teaching, learning and enjoyment of history at all levels and bring together people who share an interest in and love for the past. They inspire, enable and encourage people to get involved with history, whether in the classroom, at college, in the library or at home.

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

History Today
History Today is the world’s leading serious history magazine. The publication is based in London and published monthly. This website includes an archive of virtually every article published by History Today since it was founded in 1951.

Institute of Historical Research
The Institute of Historical Research is one of nine institutes that comprise the University of London's School of Advanced Study. The IHR is dedicated to training the next generation of historians, and to producing and facilitating ambitious, innovative historical research. The Institute helps foster public understanding of history and its social, cultural, and economic importance, advocating for the long-term future of the discipline and supporting its growth and development.

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