Use this page to combine Keyword, Person, Place and Date searches. You can specify a particular type of source, e.g. images and maps; limit your search to a particular resource or resources; and/or select only material which is free to access. For a short introduction to the key features of Connected Histories, see our video guide.

Search Tips

Use * for wildcards (e.g. ta*lor returns taylor and tailor), but not at the start of a word; the more letters you specify the better.

Multiple word searches function as either/or, with results with both or all terms returned first. To search for all the words in your query place a plus sign (+) before each term; to exclude a particular term place a minus sign (-) directly in front. To search for phrases (exact strings, e.g. "Earl of Sandwich"), use double quotes, but this search will ignore stopwords such as of.

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