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BBC Family History

Learn about your family history and trace your family tree with these resources and tips taking you through all the steps of family history research.

BBC GCSE Bitesize - History

Learn history online with this secondary school revision resource for GCSE History covering modern world history, british social and economic history, schools history projects and exams.

BBC Schools – Primary History

Study the history of the ancient Greeks, the Anglo-Saxons, the Romans, the Victorians, the Vikings and children of World War Two with these fun and interactive history resources.

BBC History

All you need to know about history. Explore British and world history, trace your family history and find out about history programmes and features across the BBC.

BBC History - Interactive

Bring history to life online with games, movies, picture galleries, virtual 3D tours and programme clips including interactive battle maps and timelines on the history of Britain.

BBC History Message Board

History online: discuss historical topics, share your knowledge and get your questions answered on the history message board incorporating sections on family tress, war history, ancient history and archaelogy.

BBC Hands on History

Discover how history has shaped where you live, with events, walks and downloadable resources.

BBC History Trail

Study history online with these history games, activities and quizzes that help make sense of the past and the sources that made history, from Viking history and the Victorians to conflict history and local history.

BBC Timewatch

Learn history online with this long-ruuning BBC TV series showing documentaries on historical subjects.

BBC Radio 4 - History

Learn about history by listening to history radio programmes ranging from the history of the world to the history of democracy.

BBC Scottish History

Scottish history sites and links at primary and secondary levels and history tests and revisions at Standard Grade or Higher level.

BBC WW2 People's War

Learn about the history of World War Two with these historical archives written by the public and incorporating memories and reports on the Blitz, the evacuation, the RAF and prisoners of war.

BBC Schools Radio – History

History audio resources offering historical archives and sound recordings for KS2 primary history lessons.

BBC A History of the World

Learn history from a different angle with this partnership between the BBC and the British Museum focusing on world history through 100 objects of the British Museum’s collection.

BBC Class Clips – History

Learn history online with this library of videos on history including family history, Irish history and world history.

History courses

Learn history by attending one of the courses listed by the UK's leading course finders.

Learn history on the web

The History Channel

History resources featuring interactive material, exhibition listings and an 'on this day in history' section.

Britannia: British History

A comprehensive history guide for those interested in studying British history featuring timelines, narrative histories, original document, biographies, maps, glossaries, reading lists and informative articles.

Digital History

American history resources covering US political history, native American history and the history of slavery.

EyeWitness to History

Study history online with these profiles of historical characters and events from ancient history to today, told with the images and words of those who lived it.

British Library

One of the most comprehensive source of history resources online with interactive history timeline and access a wide range of historical, social and cultural topics from medieval history to today.

History World

Learn about the history of the world, from the big bang to the present day, through interactive narrative and history timelines.

History Learning Site

A good starting point for those interested in learning history online. The site includes a wide range of general and A-Level history resources covering Ancient Rome, Medieval England, Tudor England, Stuart England, World War One, World War Two, Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany and inventions of the Twentieth Century.

Open University

Study history online free with this course from the OU helping to identify and use information in arts and history, whether for work, educational or personal purposes.
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