Links to History Sites
This page contains a comprehensive list of educational and general history websites. To find a link to a specific topic use the History A-Z page.
Additional Needs Net - Special/additional needs resources.
BBC Bitesize History Revision - History revision from the BBC.
English Heritage - English Heritage Education Site.
John D Clare History Site - Modern World History GCSE site.
History Learning Site - School site with information on a range of topics.
History's Happening - Links to kid-safe History sites.
Mr Allsop History GCSE - Information, podcasts and Powerpoint presentations for OCR GCSE topics.
Object Lessons - Roman, Tudor, Victorian and 1900+ artefacts.
Public Records Office - Useful information and activities.
School History - Information, activities and downloads.
School Zone - Links to all National Curriculum subjects.
Schools Wikipedia - Information on a wide range of historical topics.
Snaith Primary School - Information on all areas of the KS2 History curriculum.
Starshine - Top quality musicals for performance by schools and theatre groups.
Topmarks - Links to all curriculum subjects at all Key stages.
General History Sites
BBC - BBC History.
Britannia Encyclopedia - An online encyclopedia of British history.
Awesome Stories - History, biographies, disasters and famous trials.
Freepedia - History encyclopedia covering a range of topics.
The History Channel - The TV Channel's online site.
The History Cookbook - History of cooking from prehistory to world wars with sample recipes.
The History Faculty - A collection of podcasts aimed at A Level and University students.
History for Kids - A range of topics by topic, timeline or subject.
History Teacher - Links to all aspects of European history.
Hyper History Online - Timelines with links to maps, information etc.
The Imperial War Museum - Imperial War Museum online.
Scholiast - Links to Historical topics.
Spartacus - Online history encyclopedia.
Storyvault - Wide range of oral histories. Facility to upload your own oral histories as well as browse and listen to others.
UK Primary Documents - Links to UK Primary Documents.
If you think, as some do today, that many drugs used as medicines are potentially deadly, consider what people living in medieval times were prescribed as curative agents—from ground up corpses to toxic mercury to crocodile dung. The annals of medieval medical history are full of substances that make us cringe. Yet people believed in these cure-alls and willingly took them when prescribed by a doctor of the... Read More
The Neo-Assyrian Empire used earthen ramps, siege towers and battering rams in sieges; the Greeks and Alexander the Great created destructive new engines known as artillery to further their sieges, and the Romans used every technique to perfection. That is to say, the Romans were not inventors, but they were superb engineers and disciplined, tough soldiers who fought against great odds and won, repeatedly.... Read More
Demetrius I, King of Macedon, invented many siege engines including battering rams and siege towers. For the Siege of Rhodes, he created the Helepolis, the Taker of Cities, a huge armored siege tower containing many heavy catapults.
The island city of Rhodes maintained its neutrality among the warring nations of the time, although it remained friendly to Ptolemy I of Egypt, the enemy of Demetrius of... Read More
In the first part of this series, we noted the siege equipment of the Assyrians consisted of complex battering rams, earthen ramps and a dedicated corps of engineers and sappers. Alexander the Great and the Greeks would take the next steps in the evolution of siege warfare. The Greeks had invented the catapult circa 399 B.C. Alexander innovated by fastening catapults and ballistas on the decks of ships to breach... Read More
While sieges had taken place earlier than the Neo-Assyrian Empire, such as that between Egyptian Pharoah Thutmose III and Canaanite rebels led by Kadesh at the Megiddo fortress in the 15th century B.C., the Assyrians perfected the art of siege warfare during the Neo-Assyrian Empire from 911 to 609 B.C.
Through war and conquest, Assyria became the most powerful empire the world had yet seen. After the... Read More