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The Irish Famine 1845-9

This is a straightforward description of this disaster for the Irish people.

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Tablet-friendly

11-18 year olds
Oliver Cromwell

A concise introduction to Oliver Cromwell, his life and significance.

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Tablet-friendly

11-16 year olds
Views of the Famine

An excellent collection of articles and pictures from newspapers and periodicals dating from the Irish Potato Famine in the mid-19th Century.

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Tablet-friendly

11-16 year olds
The Anti-Slavery Campaign in Britain

An account of the slave trade and the movement which led it its abolition in 1833.

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Tablet-friendly

14-16 year olds
The Tower of London

A multimedia experience capturing the atmosphere of the Tower of London. View the Crown jewels, listen to a tour narration by a Yeoman Gaoler and learn about traditions, legends and ceremonies. Other features: Shockwave game and QuickTime Virtual Reality.

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Partly tablet-friendly

11-18 year olds
The Peterloo Massacre

The context and details of this event are explained. The views of contemporary politicians and eye-witness accounts are included. Useful site for GCSE examinations.

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Tablet-friendly

14-16 year olds
Pyramids - The Inside Story

Follow an excavation and discover how archaeological finds from the pyramids help us to understand life in ancient Egypt. Find out who built the pyramids and how old they are.

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Partly tablet-friendly

11-18 year olds
Timelines

The BBC has several timelines including Scottish, Welsh and Irish history from Neolithic times to the Twentieth Century, Kings and Queens, Prime Ministers and politics and a Nazis timeline.

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Not tablet-friendly

11-18 year olds
We Remember Anne Frank

There are interviews and background information from a childhood friend of Anne Frank, who died in the Holocaust, and the woman who hid the Franks.

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Tablet-friendly

11-14 year olds
The American Experience - Vietnam

An overview of the war together with details of the main characters involved. There are sections on the weapons used and the My Lai massacre.

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Partly tablet-friendly

14-16 year olds
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