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The Middle Ages

Find out about the worlds of Thomas Becket, Women in Medieval history and more by examining sources such as manuscripts, charters, chronicles, maps and other sources in the British Library.

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11-16 year olds
London's Burning

Explore the story of the fire in detail by following the timeline and investigating the people, objects and themes.

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Partly tablet-friendly

7-14 year olds
Highland Clearances

The Highland Clearances website looks at the lives of people living in the Scottish Highlands during the time of the Clearances. This excellent multimedia site is linked to the 5 to 14 guidelines and aimed at levels C and D.

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11-14 year olds
Scottish Parliament

Find out about visiting the Scottish Parliament, its history and how it works. If you want to know about Scottish Devolution then you should find what you are looking for here.

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Tablet-friendly

8-18 year olds
The Textile System

GCSE relevant information on the textile industry in Britain. Sections include the Domestic System, textile inventions, entrepreneurs and life in the textile factory.

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Tablet-friendly

14-16 year olds
British Railways

A detailed look at the growth of the railway system in Britain in the 19th century. There are sections on engineers and entrepreneurs, locomotives, railway companies and more.

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Tablet-friendly

14-16 year olds
Robert Peel

An overview of the life and career of this great statesman. Areas covered include the repeal of the Corn Laws, Irish Potato Famine and Catholic Emancipation.

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Tablet-friendly

14-16 year olds
American History

Online encyclopedia on the history of the United States which includes narrative, illustrations and primary sources. A comprehensive site which includes sections such as political leaders and events, slavery, women's suffrage and much more.

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Tablet-friendly

11-16 year olds
Battlefield: Vietnam

The site provides a brief history of the Vietnam War, with a timeline which chronicles the key events from 1945 to 1997. There are sections on the guerrilla tactics used by the Vietcong, the air war and the Siege of Khe Sanh.

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Tablet-friendly

14-18 year olds
America in the 1930's

A brilliant site on this era viewed through films, radio programmes, literature, photographs and journalism of the day. Well worth a visit if you need information on the Great Depression and New Deal.

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Not tablet-friendly

14-18 year olds
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