Connected Histories brings together a range of digital resources related to early modern and nineteenth century Britain with a single federated search that allows sophisticated searching of names, places and dates. We have produced this short video guide to introduce you to the key features.
Connected Histories is a not-for-profit project. We welcome proposals for new content.
The Board of Longitude project makes available 68 volumes of papers recording the activity of this important public institution for the period 1714-1828. The collection also includes the papers of Neville Maskelyne (Astronomer Royal, 1765-1811) and John Pond (Astronomer Royal, 1811-35), as well as material from the National Maritime Museum.
The Newton Project aims to publish a full online edition of all of Sir Isaac Newton’s (1642-1727) writings, both printed and manuscript. In addition to his scientific and mathematical works, the edition includes Newton's many alchemical and religious texts. Approximately 6.5 million words have already been transcribed, and the project is on-going.
Queen Victoria's Journals makes available 141 volumes of Queen Victoria's journal (or detailed diary), the first of which dates from 1832 when she was still Princess Victoria. It also includes a number of contextual essays, for example by Marina Warner on 'Queen Victoria's sketchbook', and a comprehensive timeline of the monarch's life and reign.
The Old Bailey Online contains accounts of the trials conducted at London's central criminal court between 1674 and 1913; and also the Ordinary's Accounts - detailed narratives of the lives and deaths of convicts executed at Tyburn, published between 1676 and 1772.
Our nine research guides will help you to get the most out of Connected Histories, whatever your interests.
Watch our screencast for a short introduction to the Connected Histories project, explaining how you can search, what resources are included, and what background material is available. We also have a list of frequently asked questions.
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