Posts Tagged ‘History’

Horrible History songs

June 6, 2013

This is why we’re think they’re great:
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-06-06/horrible-histories-5-brilliant-songs-from-series-5

Olympic Archive

July 20, 2012

Only 1 week to go to the start of the London 2012 Olympics. If you are starting to feel the Olympic fever then why not check out the Olympic Record from the National Archives. It contains hundreds of historic photos and documents relating to the Games which are held in the National Archives. These have been made available online for the first time in a beautifully designed website full of fascinating things to discover.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/olympics/

History Pin – Diamond Jubilee

June 18, 2012

History Pin is a great site that allows you to upload old photos and pin them to real world locations. We’ve featured it before on TOTD (http://reden.wordpress.com/2011/09/07/history-pin/) but now they have a dedicated Diamond Jubliee section which allows you explore images of the events surrounding the jubilee. History Pin also want you to contribute your jubilee memories to their interactive map so that they can create a rich archive of the jubilee celebrations.

You can view History Pin’s Diamond Jubliee site here http://www.historypin.com/diamondjubilee/

British Library Sounds

April 13, 2012

Explore the British Library’s extensive collection of recorded sounds, including music, oral history, wildlfe and dialects.

http://sounds.bl.uk/

 

History Pin

September 7, 2011

History Pin is a website that allows you to upload old photos and pin them to real world locations. It’s a great site with wonderful images from the past and it’s now even more usable thanks to the launch of it’s iphone and android apps. So by holding your phone up to the street, the app uses your camera view to display nearby images. By selecting the image, it can be overlaid onto the modern view to create an historical comparison, which you can toggle or fade between. Having tested it in Portsmouth we can report that it works really well!

http://www.historypin.com/

The Abolition of Slavery

August 2, 2011

Yesterday also marked the anniversary for the Slavery Abolition Act, 1833, which outlawed slavery throughout the British Empire. Here areĀ a collection of articles and websites from the BBC with lots of information about key people and events:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/abolition/

Treasures of Heaven

July 5, 2011

A new major exhibition has opened at the British Museum in the last few days. Treasures of Heaven explores sacred objects and relics from the Medieval Period in Europe.

http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/treasures_of_heaven.aspx

Viking Raid on Lindisfarne

June 8, 2011

Today marks the 1218th anniversary of the Viking raid on the monastery at Lindisfarne. Now it’s been a while since we’ve had anything with Lego so here’s a video showing the full fury of the Norsemen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXH33jJyqq8&feature=related

Titanica

June 2, 2011

Yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of the launch of Titanic from the Harland & Wolff yard in Belfast. We’ve covered the Titanic before, but there’s more here from the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum’s Titanic exhibition.

http://www.nmni.com/titanic/Home.aspx

Domesday Project

May 12, 2011

Back in 1986, the BBC launched an initiative to take a snapshot of life in Britain at the time. Now, twenty five years on, the results have been dusted down for all to see:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/domesday