History

The British Museum Online

https://www.bl.uk/learning/online-resources#vi

A collection of items and expert commentary related to History, English, Religious Studies & Citizenship

Genealogy : Researching Your Family Tree
Dive into your family ancestry and learn how to create a family tree on this online genealogy course.
A free course from FutureLearn. This course is run by the University of Strathclyde, and lasts 6 weeks with 4 hours study per week.
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/genealogy

Family History Resources

The Genealogist is offering a free package of their most useful record sets, their image archive and digital magazines for beginners to use for 3 months. No card details, no subscription. https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/first-steps/

English Heritage Virtual Tours

English Heritage have also set up a YouTube site with films of many of their locations, which are currently closed because of the virus restrictions. The films last anything from 2 minutes to 25 minutes. Included amongst them are what English Heritage call “Postcards from …” and include :

  • Tintagel Castle

  • Eltham Palace

  • Kenilworth Castle and

  • Dover Castle

Go to https://youtube.com/user/EnglishHeritageFilm to see what is on offer.

National Trust Online
F
ollowing the closure of many National Trust houses and buildings, all exhibitions were cancelled, but you can still enjoy highlights from some of their major exhibitions online.