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From medieval pattern books to Punk magazines, these resources cover a fascinating range of historical, social and cultural topics.
From Spare Rib to Greenham Common, explore the stories of the women who powered the UK Women’s Liberation Movement.
Enter Sisterhood and After: An Oral History of the Women’s Liberation Movement
From medieval times to the present day, explore collection items chronologically in this beautiful interactive timeline.
Focusing on the period 1858-1950, explore the rich and varied contributions South Asians have made to British life.
Travel back to medieval times to investigate the everyday and the extraordinary.
Campaign for Abolition
Explore historical sources from the campaign to abolish the slave trade.
Explore 100 years of newspaper front pages, and discover a treasure-trove of social history.
Sprawling cities, gin addiction and the origins of consumer culture: explore the chaos and complexity of Georgian life.
Dreamers and Dissenters
Find out about the rule breakers, radicals and reformers of past centuries.
Follow the journey of one of the biggest multinationals in history – the East India Company.
Explore the fascinating and varied lives of people in Victorian Britain between 1837 and 1901.
Voices of the Holocaust
Listen to the moving stories of Jewish Holocaust survivors from Hitler’s reign.
Making of the UK
Royalty, parliament, propaganda and people in the UK from 1500 - 1750.