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HIST 315: Modern Britain

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Other Resources of Primary and Secondary Sources

Dr. Wraight's Recommended Websites

Other Websites

  • The British Library is a treasure trove of resources that pertain to Britain.  This is mainly for browsing but it is possible that a local library may have items that you find here.
  • The history of Britain covered by the British Broadcasting Company (BBC).

  • History of the United Kingdom provides a searchable database of primary documents covering all of British history.  This web site is provided by Brigham Young University.

  • VictorianWeb is a searchable database with a mixture of primary and secondary texts covering this period.  Most topics are covered here.

  • Victoria Research Web is one more option with a comprehensive topical coverage of Britain.

  • British History Online: “British History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, it aims to support academic and personal users around the world in their learning, teaching and research.” Contains links to court records, local histories, church records  and land surveys covering the entire modern period.

  • The Victorian Women Writers Project: “The Victorian Women Writers Project (VWWP) began in 1995 at Indiana University and is primarily concerned with the exposure of lesser-known British women writers of the 19th century. The collection represents an array of genres - poetry, novels, children's books, political pamphlets, religious tracts, histories, and more. VWWP contains scores of authors, both prolific and rare.”

In addition to these web sites you may consider browsing the web sites of some of the British universities for online collections.  Try: Oxford UniversityUniversity of Cambridge, or University of St. Andrews.

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