British History Online

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British History Online is a digital library of primary and secondary sources on medieval and modern history of Great Britain. It was created and is managed as a cooperative venture by the Institute of Historical Research, the University of London and the History of Parliament Trust.[1] Access to some of the content is free, while other content is available only to paying subscribers.

The places covered by British History Online are:

Area Description
East The historic counties of Beds, Cambs, Essex, Herts, Hunts, Norfolk and Suffolk
London The area now covered by the 32 London boroughs. Includes the historic county of Middlesex, and parts of Surrey, Essex and Kent
Midlands The historic counties of Derbys, Hereford, Leics, Lincs, Northants, Notts, Rutland, Salop, Staffs, Warks and Worcs
North The historic counties of Cheshire, Cumberland, Durham, Lancs, Northumberland, Westmorland and Yorks
Scotland The 32 historic counties of Scotland.
South East Includes the historic counties of Berks, Bucks, Hants, Kent, Oxfords, Surrey and Sussex. Parts of Surrey and Kent are included in the London region
South West The historic counties of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucs, Somerset and Wilts
Wales The 13 historic counties of Wales.

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  1. ^ Roberts, Joni R.; Drost, Carol A.; Stoffan, Mark A. (April 2007). "British History Online". College & Research Libraries News 68 (4): 256. ISSN 0099-0086. 

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