Project Status: Ongoing

A digital library and index of primary and secondary sources and British and Irish history resources, which currently (Jan. 2016) contains material from over 1,250 printed volumes. Also provides  digitized versions of guides and calendars held at the National Archives at Kew, and historic maps, including the 19th-century Ordnance Survey. Augmented by scholarly born-digital resources like browsable datasets compiled from taxes, references to medieval market privileges, and central courts such as the Court of Common Pleas. Also includes useful subject guides to local, parliamentary, urban, and religious history with essays and bibliography. A small amount of content is restricted to subscription holders.

* National History Day Selected Resource *

Resource details:

Resource Type: CatalogImagesManuscripts/FacsimilesMapSearchable DatabaseText: MedievalText: Modern

License: Institutional LicenseMust provide creditNo Fee

Modern Language: English

Language of Modern Translation: English

Medieval content details:

Dates: 1000 - 1600

Focuses on the period 1300-1800, but also has many materials before and after this period.

Subject: AgricultureCivil LawClergyCrafts, IndustryCrimeEarly English StudiesEconomyEducation, UniversitiesFood and DrinkGenderGovernmentGuilds, LaborHistoryLandscape, Natural HistoryLawManuscript StudiesMaritimeMaterial CultureMonasticismMonksNobility, GentryPeasantsPietyPlague, DiseasePoverty, CharityPriests, Bishops, CanonsProsopographyRecreation, EntertainmentReligion - Institutional ChurchRevoltRoyalty, MonarchsSealsSocial GroupsTowns, CitiesTradeWarWomen

Type/Genre of Medieval Primary Source Material: AccountsChronicles, AnnalsCouncil Proceedings, MinutesCourtsGenealogy, HeraldryLegislationLetters, PetitionsMaps, PlansMaterial EvidenceMembership ListsSurveysTaxesWills, Inventories

Geopolitical Region: British Isles and Ireland

Includes many primary sources on London, Ireland, Scotland,, and Wales, as well as access to most early volumes of The Victoria County Histories (VCH) of England.

Original Language: Anglo-NormanEnglishLatin