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[1] - Libraries, Archives and Private Manuscript Collections

The Institute of Historical Research - Founded in 1921 by A. F. Pollard, the IHR is the centre for Metropolitan History and Institute of Contemporary British History.

The British Library - The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world's greatest libraries.

The National Archives - In April 2003, the Public Record Office merged with the Historical Manuscripts Commission to form the National Archives. It is the UK's central advisory body on archives and manuscripts relating to British history.

The Library of Congress - The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with more than 120 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves. The collections include more than 18 million books, 2.5 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4.5 million maps, and 54 million manuscripts.

Folger Shakespeare Library - Established by Henry Clay Folger around the time of the Great Depression, the Folger Library is today considered the leading Shakesperean Library in the world.

Catholic Central Library - The Catholic Central Library has 65,000 books and periodicals including theology, spirituality and related subjects, biography, history (including Catholic Family History), and many works not available elsewhere. It also includes journals, tracts and parish records from as far back as 1694.

Lambeth Palace Library - Historic Library of the Archbishops of Canterbury and home of the Church of England Record Centre. With a focus on ecclesiastical history the library was opened by Archbishop Bancroft in 1610. Public access is allowed.

The Guildhall Library - The original library at Guildhall was founded in the 1420s under the terms of the will of Richard Whittington. Today, it is a major public reference library which specialises in the history of London, especially the city.

Society of Antiquaries of London - Founded circa 1586 the College of Antiquity acquired the ire of James I, and in 1614 was effectively forced underground. Founded by royal charter in the 18th century, the library now contains detailed records of heraldry and archaeology.

The Bodleian Library - The Bodleian Library is the main research library of the University of Oxford.

Royal College of Arms - The Royal College of Arms is the official repository of the coats of arms and pedigrees of English, Welsh, Northern Irish and Commonwealth families and their descendants.

University of Washington Library - The University of Washington Library offers a wonderful document sourcing and supply facility called UWorld Express. Search a comprehensive library, including journals and books, and have articles delivered electronically to your email

Tanner Ritchie Publishing - Historical sources online - TannerRitchie provide digitized records Medieval and Early Modern history. The PDF files are an excellent resource, are fully searchable and the collection is constantly expanding.

[2] - Cultural and Historical Links (including Heraldry and Genealogy)

The Gunpowder Plot - This site has been commissioned by the Parliamentary Archives and produced in association with the History of Parliament Trust and the 24 Hour Museum.

Tyburn Tree - Executions in Early Modern England - Tyburn Tree is designed to provide information on the Web about public execution in Early Modern England, specifically London.

Bonfire Night Links - A comprehensive site of links to various Bonfire Night celebrations around England.

Elizabethan Heraldry - From the pages of renaissance.dm.net provides blazons of the peers and knights of the English realm.

Pimbley's Dictionary of Heraldry - The most comprehensive Heraldic dictionary on the internet.

Burke's Peerage and Gentry - The internet site for the worlds most authoritative work on peers of the realm.

Society of Genealogists - The Society of Genealogists offers a unique combination of research material, guidance and support for those interested in family history and the lives of earlier generations. It is a charity whose objects are to "promote, encourage and foster the study, science and knowledge of genealogy".

The Guild of One Name Studies - The Guild of One Name Studies promotes research into the history of surnames and occurances of a name rather than a specific genealogy or line of descent.

GENUKI - The aim of GENUKI is to serve as a "virtual reference library" of genealogical information that is of particular relevance to the UK & Ireland. It is a noncommercial service, provided by an ever-growing group of volunteers in cooperation with the Federation of Family History Societies and a number of its member societies.

Rootsweb - Home of the Rootsweb mailing lists covering all english counties and a myriad of surnames. Now over 26.500 mailing lists.

[3] - Miscellaneous Links and Reciprocal Partnerships

Ace Murder Mystery - A Cavalier murder mystery set in 1649. Role-play your way through political plots, power struggles, and the Black Death.


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