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.
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
For one thousand years, chariots rolled through the Middle East, terrifying armies, destroying infantry lines and changing the face of war. Sumerians used heavy battlewagons with solid wheels drawn by wild asses around 2600 B.C. Until the innovation of spoked wheels, the weight of the battlewagons hindered their utility in war. The domestication of the horse inspired further chariot innovation as horses... Read More
The Middle Ages were a terrible time to get sick. There was no sanitation inside cities and hardly any in rural areas. While there might be some drainage or elementary sewers, the fact remains that people simply threw their bodily wastes out into the streets. Animal dung, dead dogs and rotting garbage of all kinds landed in the street and stayed there, trampled in and out of people’s houses.
The Catholic... Read More
The First Film about the Titanic Premiered Just 29 Days after the Vessel Sank
You may have seen James Cameron’s theatrical version of the Titanic, a movie that has accrued over $1.84 billion in total gross sales since its release in 1997. But we can confidently bet that you have never laid eyes on Saved From the Titanic, a 1912 silent motion picture starring actress and survivor of the RMS titanic, Dorothy... Read More
Most Americans are familiar with the magic of Thanksgiving. A holiday associated with family reunions, football, Black Friday sales, turkeys, pumpkin pies, pilgrims, and Indians. However, not many are aware of its somewhat grimmer origins. Typically, what we are taught in school is an idealized historical account of what actually took place in the first pilgrim harvest festivity.
The first Thanksgiving,... Read More