British History Online

British History Online is a digital library of primary and secondary sources on the history of Britain, from the Middle Ages to 1900. The library provides free access to over 1000 digitized volumes with a focus on local history, religious and ecclesiastical history, administrative and parliamentary history, economic and taxation history, and urban and metropolitan history. The library is a result of a collaboration between the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust.

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Institute of Historical Research/ History of Parliament Trust, British History Online, Institute of Historical Research, University of London


Middle Ages to 1900

Resource Types

E-Books and E-Texts

Online Availability

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