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britishislescroppedLet’s talk about British History Online.

BHO is, in their own words, “a digital library of key printed primary and secondary sources for the history of Britain and Ireland, with a primary focus on the period between 1300 and 1800.”

The collection of digitised texts is wonderfully rich, and constantly growing, and can be browsed by keywords or title, of course, but also by source type, period, subject, place…

Take, for instance, this New History of London, written by John Noorthouck and fist published in 1773, comprising a narrative history from Roman times to the 1770, a very detailed description of the City ward by ward, and an appendix of charters, statutes and lists…

With its impressive catalogue of primary sources, secondary texts, maps and more, BHO is very much a treasure trove.

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