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British Education: 1700-1950

The site traces the development of educational provision in Britain. There are biographies of educationalists and details of Education Acts. GCSE students should find this site helpful.

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14-16 year olds
English Civil Wars

Facts about the English Civil Wars, alternatively known as the Great Rebellion, from Encyclopaedia Brittanica.

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11-16 year olds
The Workhouse

An impressive site, which includes source documents, on the history of the English poor laws and life in the workhouse. It also traces the development of the education system in Britain.

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14-18 year olds
Elizabeth 1

Here the BBC have produced a great site on Queen Elizabeth 1 which looks at what she was really like and her relationship with Mary Queen of Scots.

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14-18 year olds
Civil Rights in the USA

A comprehensive resource on the American Civil Rights movement which has details of the major campaigners, issues and events.

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14-16 year olds
Medieval Siege

Find out about life in a castle in the Middle Ages and the weapons that were used in warfare at this time. You can even build your own virtual trebuchet and fire sandstone balls at a castle wall.

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11-16 year olds
The Story of Africa - Slavery

Here this BBC site examines the history of the slave trade from its roots to the time when it ended.

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14-18 year olds
History Trails - Conquest

This BBC site examines the events leading up to 1066 and also the impact that the Vikings and Normans had on Britain.

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14-16 year olds
Mythweb

A site devoted to Gods, heroes, and monsters of Greek mythology.

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7-14 year olds
The Peel Web

Written for A Level history students, this comprehensive web site covers many social, political and economic issues in the period of British history from 1830 to 1850. It has biographies of major personalities and key events.

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16-18 year olds
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