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 medieval European medicine was still mired in superstitions and the rigid Catholic teachings of the Church, the advent of Islam in the 7th century A.D. gave rise to impressive growth and discoveries in many scientific fields, especially medicine. Islamic scholars and doctors translated medical texts from all over the known world, including the Greeks and Romans, Persians and Indians. They not only gathered... Read More
From the 1st century A.D. to the late 19th century, one medical compound reigned supreme over all other remedies: theriac. First concocted by a Greek king worried about poisons, theriac went from being a general antidote to snake bites to an all around panacea, used to treat everything from asthma to warts, including the Black Plague. Famous doctors throughout this long history experimented with the drug and... Read More
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