Oakham School History Department
An outstanding information resource. Detailed factual information on key topics, and in many areas an excellent selection of written source material.
Spartacus links page of historical reference sources
An excellent gateway to 9 encyclopaedias and a long list of other good sources of information
Spartacus search engine
Excellent for getting anything from this superb site. Try it!
Wikipedia - online
Refdesk - "the single best source for facts on the net"
Microsoft Encarta online
Kings and Queens of England and Scotland (and some of the people around
If you want short summaries on monarchs from Alfred to George IV.
Clearly writtten and not simplistic.
Also a small selection of key people associated with some monarchs.
Internet Movie Database
Need production details of a film? Or the storyline.. and reviews?
This very comprehensive website with an excellent search engine will probably give you something of what you are looking for.
Movie Review Query Engine
Older, less well-know films will only have one or two reviews but for bigger & more recent films you can find a good range: a good source of quick colour and detail on key films. Searches are made easier by organising the collection into a variety of categories.
Infoplease Today in History
Simple list of key events with links to articles in encyclopedia
Search for any day in the year or look up a particular year for main developments in World events, US events, Economics, Sports, Entertainment, & Deaths, with links to articles in encyclopedia
Also Daily almanac - matters of interest in the day's news & history, and Today's birthdays.
A simple, easy to use but rewarding site.
The Historynet Today in History
[Click on Today in History]. Detailed list of events, with links to articles. Quick and comprehensive.
BBC - On this Day
Video and audio from the BBC news archive 1950-2002
Those were the days - Today's History
Fuller list, with decent bites on each, but fewer links. More US slant & more 'fun'/entertainment entries. Easy to use archive to pick any day in the year.
History Channel Today in History
Major articles on key events and then a list of lesser events.
Click on 'This Day in History'
The History Channel UK
Excellent unless you are in a hurry - designed by a Flash enthusiast
Click on 'On This Day' - choose Event, Born, Died.