Richard Huzzey

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Some British History Links

 Organisations and Institutions

Houses of Parliament – Glossary of Parliamentary Terms

A useful guide from the modern Houses of Parliament, defining the strange and unusual language which describes parliamentary business.

UK Cabinet Manual Draft

A first draft, by Cabinet Secretary Gus O’Donnell, at a manual describing the conventions for the modern UK Government.

Research Resources

In the links below a pound sign (£) denotes a website requiring paid subscription for access.

Hansard’s Parliamentary Debates, 1803-2005

While the website of Parliament contains the most recent parliamentary debates, this open access online has the scanned text for more than two centuries. As the material is not presented in original page scans, it is sometimes necessary check, in primary sources, the accuracy of transcription.

History of Parliament

A long-running and evolving project to examine the history of Parliament through traditional biography and new research methods.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, 1688-2003/4 (£)

Digital access to Commons Parliamentary Papers, including the reports of inquiries and Select Committes of the House.

The Making of the Modern World (£)

Despite the curious name, this digitised version of the Goldsmiths-Kress Library of Economic Literature is full of useful material for political, social, imperial and economic historians.

British Newspapers 1600-1900 (£)

A treasure of historical newspapers, digitised, with coverage of the regional press throughout Britain.

The Times 1785-1985 (£)

The most famous London newspaper has been digitised.

The Economist 1843-2006 (£)

An influential periodical, this paper was founded to promote free trade political economy.

Eighteenth-Century Collections Online (£)

A collection of nearly 200,000 books, pamphlets and other publications from the eighteenth century.

The Burney Collection (£)

A collection of seventeenth and eighteenth century newspapers, digitised from the single largest surviving collection of news print from the period.


Written by rhuzzey

January 19, 2011 at 2:27 pm

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