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David Hilton

History of Britain - 13 views

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    Interesting little interactive map of Britain. 
David Hilton

Hodder Education - Schools - 4 views

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    This is the site of a textbook and lesson material company based in the UK.
Damian Clark

Welcome | First World War Poetry Digital Archive - 11 views

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    Extensive and well-organised collection of World War I poetry.
David Hilton

Front Page - Post-Reformation Digital Library - LibGuides at Calvin College - 2 views

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    The Post-Reformation Digital Library is a collection of resources put together by a group of researchers and relating to the development of theology during the Post-Reformation/early modern era (ca. 16th-18th c.), hosted by the Hekman Library in Grand Rapids, Michigan (USA) at the H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies of Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary.
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    Most of it seems to be in Latin. Probably should have realised that before I starting adding it as a bookmark. Oh well. Too late now.
David Hilton

[OTA] The Oxford Text Archive - 3 views

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    "The Oxford Text Archive develops, collects, catalogues and preserves electronic literary and linguistic resources for use in Higher Education, in research, teaching and learning. We also give advice on the creation and use of these resources, and are involved in the development of standards and infrastructure for electronic language resources. "
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    I just didn't get that explanation. I read it three times and still didn't get it. It's from Oxford though so should be good.
David Hilton

The English Emblem Book Project - 4 views

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    The English Emblem Book Project of the Penn State University Libraries in Pennsylvania, USA, has digitized older form of texts, the emblem books, for the 16th to the 19th centuries.

    "An emblem book is a collection of images with adjoining text. In an emblem there is a dialog or tension between image and word. Emblems are frequently allegorical in theme. Emblem books are a form of text not altogether familiar to us today. An emblem book represents a particular kind of reading. Unlike today, the eye is not intended to move rapidly from page to page. The emblem is meant to arrest the sense, to lead into the text, to the richness of its associations. An emblem is something like a riddle, a "hieroglyph" in the Renaissance vocabulary -- what many readers considered to be a form of natural language."
David Hilton

Welcome to the William Blake Archive - 2 views

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    The Andrew Blake (1757-1827) Archive in North Carlolina, USA, is "not a physical repository of Blake's collected works, nor is it a clearinghouse through which users can obtain reproductions of those works. [...]" It is "an online hypermedia environment that allows its users to access high-quality electronic reproductions of a growing portion of Blake's work.
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    Hypermedia environment. Hmmm...
    But the poems are good.
David Hilton

National Portrait Gallery - Useful sources online - A - 2 views

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    Enormous number of links to portraits in the UK National Portrait Gallery.
David Hilton

Census Finder - Free Census Records Online - 7 views

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    "Census records are among one of the best and most often utilized tools for genealogy research. Many censuses are recorded or transcribed online. Locating free census records online can present a challenge. With a bit of patience, you will find thousands of census links to free census transcriptions, census indexes and census images in our categorized directory. "
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    Has links to free census information from the US, Canada and the UK.
David Hilton

Margaret Thatcher Foundation * - 1 views

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    The Margaret Thatcher Foundation's web site offers "free access to the full texts of thousands of documents relating to the politics of the last quarter of a century".
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    Large repository of sources on the Iron Lady.
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    Large repository of sources on the Iron Lady.
David Hilton

BBC Archive - 11 views

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    The BBC archives offers free access to themed collections of radio and TV programmes, documents and photographs. These are thematic selections of primary sources from an archive which began over 70 years ago.
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    Excellent source for British social and cultural history.
David Hilton

LBC/IRN: LBC/IRN - 2 views

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    "The LBC/IRN Audio Archive, (London Broadcasting Company / Independent Radio News audio archive) consists of 7,000 reel-to-reel tapes in a collection that runs from 1973 to the mid-1990s. It is the most important commercial radio archive in the UK and provides a unique audio history of the period. This digitised collection focuses on the most noteworthy content - approximately 3,000 hours of recordings relating to news and current affairs. The digitised archive contains invaluable recordings of a wide range of broadcasts including coverage of the Falklands war, the miners' strike, Northern Ireland, the whole of the Thatcher period of government and recordings of the first hour of UK commercial radio including the first commercial radio news bulletin."
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    You can only listen if you are part of a tertiary institution which has a paid subscription through the Athens ID system (v. annoying!) however you're able to read the transcripts for free.
David Hilton

CCEd: Home - 1 views

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    "The Clergy of the Church of England Database 1540-1835 (CCEd), launched in 1999 and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, makes available and searchable the principal records of clerical careers from over 50 archives in England and Wales with the aim of providing coverage of as many clerical lives as possible from the Reformation to the mid-nineteenth century.
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    Contains a wealth of information on the local level of Church operations in England from the period.
David Hilton

HANSARD 1803-2005 - 1 views

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    "This site is generated from information from Hansard, the Official Report of debates in Parliament. Information presented here is generated from the publicly available XML files. Material on this site remains under Parliamentary Copyright. Within these copyright constraints, you are encouraged to use and to explore the information provided."
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    An incomplete yet fascinatingly detailed record of the Hansard proceedings from Westminster during the period. Easily searchable.
David Hilton

The National Archives - The Cabinet Papers 1915 - 1977 - 2 views

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    British Cabinet papers from the period. Has maps and some study guides to help students.
David Hilton

Browse by classification | British History Online - 3 views

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    Has a massive and easily searchable bank of primary documents on British history. Quite amazing some of the stuff in there, especially primary documents on that Empire (capital 'E') that the sun was never going to set on... Forgive my impertinent colonial humour. I've got Irish blood.
David Hilton

Education | The National Archives - 8 views

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    Great for primary sources on British history. They also have an active programme to connect with history teachers and have plenty of resources specifically for school history.
David Hilton

BBC - Learning - History - 0 views

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    Is based around the British curriculum, however would be useful for any high school history teacher or student.
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