Connected Histories – British History Sources 1500-1900

This site brings together 25 major digital resources for Britain. It offers sophisticated searches by names, places and dates. There is a short video guide to introduce you to the key features. Many of the sites are free sites. Those with a key icon* are subscription databases. Those marked ** can be accessed for free using eResources at the National Library of Australia. See page 15. Current sources include:
• Board of Longitude 1714-1828
• British History Online (80% free). See page 5
• British Museum Images
• British Newspapers 1600-1900 **
• Cause Papers in the Diocesan Courts, Archbishopric of York, 1300-1858
• Charles Booth Archive (survey of life and labour in London 1886-1903)
• Clergy of the Church of England Database 1540-1835
• Convict Transportation Registers Database
• Database of Mid-Victorian Wood-Engraved Illustration
• History of Parliament
• House of Commons Parliamentary Papers **
• John Foxe’s The Acts and Monuments Online
• John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera *
• John Strype’s Survey of London Online
• Lane’s Masonic Records (lists lodges 1717-1894)
• London Lives 1690-1800. See page 25
• Newton Project –  Sir Isaac Newton’s writings 1642-1727
• Nineteenth Century British Pamphlets
• Queen Victoria’s Journals 141 volumes dating from 1832-1901 *
• Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical
• The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Online, 1674-1913. See page 25
• Transcribed Papers of Jeremy Bentham
• Victoria County History
• Who were the nuns? English Convents in exile 1600-1800
• Witches in Early Modern England
TIP: Use this site to see what collections are available and then visit the individual sites of interest

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