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Archive for the ‘History’ Category

The History of the Crusades

Posted by LibeRaCe on January 27, 2012

The following online resource was collected by Manchester University and lists a number of links covering all four crusades! Some of the links are dead but, there are still some very good free resources produced or hosted by universities and colleges.

Read extracts from historical documents written during the period of the crusades and accounts of the capture of Jerusalem by Saladin. 

Also, the library subscribes to the BBC History Magazine that this month contains an article by Thomas Asbridge who’s three-part series The Crusades is now on BBC 2. Back issues of magazines and journals can be taken out on loan; just ask at the library counter.

We also have the following books in stock! Click on the icons for readers reviews.  









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JISC Collection

Posted by LibeRaCe on November 17, 2011

The JISC Collection provides various links to digital collections that cover areas such as history, social sciences, science and engineering.

 Try exploring the timeline:

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The National Archives on Flickr

Posted by LibeRaCe on November 22, 2010

 The National Archives, the UK government’s official archive, containing over 900 years of history have made a selection of their images available through Flickr to give some idea of the material they retain.

There are some fantastic images ranging from Jane Austens will, to The Big Three at Yalta (Churchill, Roosevelt & Stalin), Medieval manuscripts to Whitley Bay posters, maps, plans, seals & artifacts and all are in the Creative Commons with no known copyright restrictions. What about the US National Archive phototream? An amazing collection from the American Civil War to photodocumentaries of everyday life in the 1970’s.

You can comment on the pictures and make copies of them so why not have a look?

National Archives

US National Archives

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Student Reading Group – Recruiting Now!

Posted by LibeRaCe on September 17, 2010


Students can already share their opinions and favourite/most hated reads in the Blog Off and Read! group on Moodle.


Would you like to meet up with other like-minded students on a regular basis to chat about the ‘read of the week’ and share ideas face to face?

Is that a YES!?!

Well then, you’ll need to contact our Senior Information officer Pat Hebron and she’ll do the rest.

Send an email to with your –


ID Number


Preferred Contact Email

Times of the week that would suit you best

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Reading Group – The Daughter of Time

Posted by LibeRaCe on September 6, 2010

This months title is the Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey.

Click here to learn more about the author

Click here to see reviews of the book

Take a look at the links below to find out more about the historical setting of the novel!

The Richard the Third Society – to restore the reputation of Richard III! Also has good information on the War of the Roses and Britain in the 15th Century.

BBC British History Timelines – explore the history of Britain and the political setting of the book with the BBC.

War of the – excellent overview of the period including the battles and personalities involved.

Channel 4 History – the ‘real’ story of Perkin Warbeck. Also has links to the Channel 4 programme ‘Britians Real Monarch’.

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140 Years of the Red Cross

Posted by LibeRaCe on June 14, 2010

The Red Cross celebrates its 140th year this Summer.

You can read or listen to Judy Stokes’ facinating story covering her 70 years of volunteer work for the organisation.  

To find out more in the library about about the issues raised go to :

 Volunteering or shelf  361.37

First Aid or shelf 616.0252

World War II or shelf 914.084 

Citizenship or shelf 323.6

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UC Berkley webcasts – Video & Podcasts

Posted by LibeRaCe on September 23, 2009

Berkley university have kindly made available a host of webcasts that cover a number of subject areas that include psychology, biology, computer science and engineering.


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The 70th Anniversary of the Outbreak of World War 2

Posted by LibeRaCe on September 1, 2009


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A Vision of Britain

Posted by LibeRaCe on July 13, 2009


vision brit

This excellent website allows you to access historical maps and statistical information about your local area in the 19th and 20th centuries through postcode and placename searches. You also have access to travel writing from as far back as the 1190’s – the Rough Guides of their day! This inlcudes the Giraldus Cambrensis tour through Wales.

You can zoom into the maps for more detail and the Statistical Atlas tab gives you a great overview of life in the UK through the decades under headings like Langauge & Learning, Employment and Social Structure. There are interactive online tutorials under the Learning Resources tab, such as the history of census taking, which help you to get the most from the site. This is a valuable social research tool that gives access to many previously unpublished resources.

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Wales Smithsonian Cymru

Posted by LibeRaCe on July 10, 2009

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which is based in Washington DC, is running an online exhibition of the culture, history and people of Wales. This website offers a preview of the exhibition in the form of slideshows and facts about Wales and is split into sections that include Heritage meets Innovation, Language and Arts in Action and Wales and the World.


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