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Cathedral tomb, Hereford
Cathedral tomb, Hereford

East Anglia

Crowland Bridge

  • Careby -  Careby Church - Historical notes, images and postcard views.
  • Crowland Bridge - Images of the three-sided bridge.
  • Great Yarmouth - Vintage postcard views
  • Historical Lincoln - 1  - 2 - 3 - A place of considerable note in the ecclesiastical and military annals of England
  • Norwich - Vintage postcard images
  • Greater London

    Tower Bridge, London

  • Cannon Street - Postcard images and notes on Cannon Street
  • Charing Cross - Postcard images and notes on Charing Cross
  • Ham Common - Antiquarian notes
  • Isleworth - Antiquarian notes
  • Isleworth - More information
  • Kew - Historical accounts
  • Kew Church - Historical accounts
  • Kew Gardens - Historical accounts
  • Kingston - Vintage postcard views
  • London Bridge - Postcard images and notes on London Bridge
  • Richmond Palace - By the 18th century all that remained of the palace was the gate house and the wardrobe
  • Richmond Terrace - The view over the Thames is iconic
  • 3 Rocking London Shows for your City Break
  • Teddington - Features a lock, a footbridge and a weir
  • London's New Landmarks - Prominent features of tourist and working London
  • Twickenham - Once famous for the fertility of its well-cultivated garden-grounds.
  • Twickenham - Pope's Villa - The house at Twickenham, celebrated by the residence of Mr. Pope
  • Shepperton - Edwardian postcard views
  • Waterloo Bridge - Images of Waterloo Bridge and the Embankment
  • Whitton, Twickenham - Postcard images and historical notes on Kneller Hall

    Welsh Marches and Midlands

    Hereford Cathedral

  • Banbury - Edwardian postcard views and historical notes.
  • Birmingham - Edwardian postcard views
  • Brailes - Antiquarian accounts of Brailes.
  • Charlbury - Edwardian postcard views
  • Chester 1  2  3 - Vintage postcard views
  • Combe, Oxfordshire - Postcard view and some historical notes.
  • Coventry - Vintage postcard views
  • Derby - Edwardian postcard view of Derby Infirmary
  • Eaton Hall, Cheshire - Vintage postcard views.
  • Evesham - Vintage postcard views
  • Hereford - The cathedral
  • Kenilworth Castle - Vintage postcard views
  • Ledbury - Edwardian postcard views
  • Ludlow - Edwardian postcard views
  • Malvern - Vintage postcard views
  • Newport, Salop - Some historical notes about Newport
  • Oxford - Edwardian postcard views
  • Balliol College and General Views, Oxford - Vintage postcard views
  • Christ Church, Magdalene and St John's, Oxford - Vintage postcard views
  • Oriel College and St Mary the Virgin, Oxford - Vintage postcard views
  • River Isis, New College and Exeter College, Oxford - Vintage postcard views
  • Shrewsbury - Edwardian postcard views
  • Stratford-on-Avon - Vintage postcard views
  • Warwick 1840 - Extracts from letters written to Emily Sellwood by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • Warwick Views - Vintage postcard views
  • Cumbria, North and North-East England

    Bamburgh

  • Alnwick - Edwardian postcard views
  • Bamburgh - Edwardian postcard views
  • Barnsley - Vintage postcard views
  • Barrow-in-Furness - Vintage postcard views
  • Blackpool - Vintage postcard views
  • Bridlington - Vintage postcard views
  • Leeds - Vintage postcard views
  • Liverpool - Vintage postcard views
  • Manchester - Vintage postcard views
  • NewcastleGateshead - Lying close to England's north-eastern coast, the two cities sit side by side
  • Wooler - Edwardian postcard views
  • York - Vintage postcard views
  • Ireland

    Dublin O'Connell Street

  • Biking in Dublin - The city is very biker-friendly
  • Scotland

    Standing Stones, Stenness, Orkney

  • Edinburgh - Capital of Scotland, home of the Scottish Parliament and one of the United Kingdom's most important cities
  • Edinburgh - How to get there
  • Edinburgh - Water of Leith
  • Fair Isle - A Victorian tourist on Fair Isle
  • Engage Glasgow - Good for Cutting Costs
  • Orkney - The attractions of Orkney
  • Kirkwall - Capital of the Orkney islands with its magnificent St Magnus Cathedral founded in 1137
  • Papa Westray - A Victorian tourist on Papa Westray
  • Stromness - A Victorian tourist in Stromness
  • South & South East England

    Southampton Royal Pier

  • Brighton - Regency Square and Royal Pavilion - notes and views
  • Canterbury - Edwardian postcard views
  • Christchurch - Vintage postcard views
  • Colchester - Vintage postcard views
  • Folkestone - Edwardian postcard images
  • Guildford - Vintage postcard views
  • Maidenhead - Edwardian postcard views
  • Margate - Edwardian postcard views
  • Marlow - Edwardian postcard views
  • Reading - Vintage postcard views
  • Southampton - Edwardian postcard views
  • Southend-on-Sea - Vintage postcard views
  • Southsea - Edwardian postcard views
  • Walton-on-Thames - Edwardian postcard views
  • Westcliff-on-Sea - Vintage postcard views
  • Westcliff-on-Sea - Vintage colour postcard views
  • Weybridge - Edwardian postcard views
  • Windsor Castle - Berkshire's Prize:
  • Wales

    Dinefwr

  • Abertillery - Shops and children
  • Bala - In North Wales, an extract from Thomas Pennant's Tour in Wales
  • Barmouth - Edwardian postcard views
  • Caegurwen - A Glamorgan Manor
  • Cardiff - Known as 'Europe's youngest capital'
  • Cardiff - Some historical notes
  • Cardiff - English and Welsh languages in the city
  • Colwyn Bay - Vintage postcard views
  • Carmarthen - The coracle men
  • Dinefwr - Images of an iconic but little known castle in Carmarthenshire
  • Vale of Glamorgan - From Glimpses of Welsh Life & Character (1893).
  • Glanaman - Early 20th century view of School and Children, and c.1930 Charabanc Trip
  • Grosmont - Images and historical notes
  • Llandeilo - Edwardian postcard views
  • Merthyr Tydfil - Once an economic boom-town
  • Monmouthshire - Industrialisation - the mid-nineteenth century saw the emergence of the general manager
  • Pembroke - From An Englishman Looks At Wales (1937).
  • Skenfrith  Skenfrith Castle  Skenfrith Church - Images and historical notes
  • Swansea - Wales' second city
  • Tredegar - One of Wales' earliest industrial towns.
  • West Country

    Maperton Church

  • Bath - Edwardian postcard views
  • Bardford-on-Avon - Vintage postcard views
  • Bristol Channel - Navigating the Bristol Channel - past and present
  • Cheltenham - An essentially Georgian city
  • Exeter - Vintage postcard views
  • Gloucester - Vintage postcard views
  • Ilminster - Edwardian postcard views
  • Lynmouth - Vintage postcard views
  • Lynton - Vintage postcard views
  • Martock - Edwardian postcard views
  • Minchinhampton - Images and newspaper extracts
  • Salisbury - Vintage postcard views
  • Salisbury Cathedral - Vintage postcard views
  • Scilly - A guide to the Isles of Scilly
  • Somerton - Once the county town of Somerset
  • Old postcards of Somerton, Somerset
  • Taunton - Edwardian postcard views

  • HMS Majestic
    HMS Majestic, First Class Battleship, launched 1895, torpedoed Dardanelles 1915


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  • Early Medieval

    Sources

  • Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
  • Bede
  • Gildas
  • Historia Brittonum
  • Confession of St Patrick
  • Articles

  • End of Roman rule
  • Tribal Militias
  • After Roman Rule
  • Post-Roman Britain
  • The Saxon Invasion
  • The Age of Saints
  • Pagan Religions in Britain
  • Nations
  • Evidence
  • The Picts
  • Ogham and the Irish in Britain
  • Scotti and Scots
  • 'Teutonic' England
  • Books

  • Dark Age Books
  • Anglo-Saxon Books
  • Orkney Books
  • Pict Books
  • Viking Books
  • Early Welsh History
  • Genealogy Articles



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