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.
KGV - School site with information on a range of topics.
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.
Spying became an integral part of the Cold War. Both sides went out of their way to acquire as much knowledge as they could about each other. While Hollywood has romanticized the whole image of espionage, the real thing is far from romantic. It is a dangerous cat and mouse game that typically results in torture, prison, or execution if caught by the opposing team.
During the Cold War, spies had to prepare... Read More
The seafaring Vikings were a group of people that came from the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. They made an enduring name for themselves through the 8th and 11th century for being tactical warriors, smart traders, and daring explorers. In fact, they arrived in America way before Columbus ever did, and archeologists have found some of their remnants scattered as far East as Russia.
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The Middle Ages is full of historical myths. Many historians blame this on the rise of Humanism and the Renaissance movement that appeared in the early Modern Period. Both of these cultural shifts encouraged society to look back at Medieval times in disgust. Gothic architecture from the Middle Ages was abandoned in the beginning of the Modern era, and replaced by classic Greek and Roman architecture. In other... Read More
1. The First Thanksgiving
What they told you: Escaping religious prosecution, the pilgrims left England on sailboats and landed on Plymouth Rock, barely surviving their first winter. With the graceful help of a nearby Indian tribe, who taught the settlers how to fish and hunt the land, the early colonists succeeded in establishing a foothold in the vast North American Wilderness. Thus, the pilgrims held their... Read More
How World War II Began
World War II was one of the most destructive conflicts in all of human history. More than forty-six million civilians and soldiers died, many in cruel and horrifying circumstances that lasted for years. The majority of them were unknown faces, lost in time and history, and only recognized by the people who loved them. Their lives, culture, and livelihood were swept away from one day to... Read More