British History Sources, 1500-1900

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.

Discover our resources

  • Board of Longtitude icon
  • British History Online icon
  • British Museum Images icon
  • British Newspapers, 1600-1900 icon
  • Cause Papers in the Diocesan Courts of the Archbishopric of York, 1300-1858 icon
  • Charles Booth Archive icon
  • Clergy of the Church of England Database 1540-1835 icon
  • Convict Transportation Registers Database icon
  • Database of Mid-Victorian Wood-Engraved Illustration icon
  • History of Parliament icon
  • House of Commons Parliamentary Papers icon
  • John Foxe's The Acts and Monuments Online icon
  • John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera icon
  • John Strype's Survey of London Online icon
  • Lane's Masonic Records icon
  • London Lives 1690-1800 icon
  • Newton Project
  • Nineteenth-Century British Pamphlets icon
  • Queen Victoria's Journals icon
  • Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical icon
  • The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Online, 1674-1913 icon
  • Transcribed Papers of Jeremy Bentham icon
  • Victoria County History icon
  • Who were the Nuns? icon
  • Witches in Early Modern England icon

Research guides

Our nine research guides will help you to get the most out of Connected Histories, whatever your interests.

Video introduction

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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© University of Hertfordshire, University of London, University of Sheffield, 2011-2018; University of Sheffield 2019 (, version 1.0, 19 July 2024),