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10 Medieval Websites

February 9, 2013

For those interested in all things medieval, I wanted to share with you some good websites where you can get some good medieval information. Small disclaimer, I don’t take any responsibility if these websites have false information, as with anything online, it can be edited by literally anyone, so don’t ever take it for granted!

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

The national archives are a good place to start when doing some medieval research; they have an online catalogue of all their records. The website also gives some good information on how to read the manuscripts and some good information on the Domesday Book.

9. http://manuscripts.cmrs.ucla.edu/index.php

This website is a good resource for finding out what manuscripts are where and what has been digitised. This is obviously a great resource for those who want to look at medieval manuscripts but don’t live near Cambridge or London or wherever else they are being held.

8. http://www.british-history.ac.uk

The British history website is an all round history website but is good for looking up all things medieval. The website has many primary sources, all online, and some secondary sources, so excellent for the researcher.

7. http://www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/medieval/medievalrealms.html

The British Library obviously has a vast array of medieval manuscripts within it, so of course, the British Library is an excellent source for looking up manuscripts and secondary sources as well, if you can’t find a book, the likelihood is that they have it. But, the page I have linked to specifically gives some good basic information about the medieval period.

6. http://medievaleurope.mrdonn.org

I have included this website because it is specifically for children. If you are a parent or teacher, it’s a good resource. It has all the medieval information, historical events and how people lived.

5. www.archive.org

This website isn’t specifically medieval, it doesn’t have much medieval information either. But, what it does have are out of copyright books, older books that have been digitised for everyone to use. It is great for the researcher who wants to find some medieval books that have been copied or translated but over 100 years ago. It’s worth taking a look.

4. http://www.medievalsources.co.uk/portal.htm

This website, as they say themselves, is for students, researchers and lecturers. It provides sources for getting information about medieval subjects, and sorts it in subject areas, so you can find what you are looking for fairly easily.

3. http://www.learnhistory.org.uk/medieval/

This is a good website for some basic information about the medieval period, it is a good place to start off. This is also a good website for children to have a look at and learn from, or to get some information for homework and assignments.

2. http://www.the-orb.net/encyclo.html

This is basically a medieval encyclopaedia. It includes primary sources, teaching resources, great if you are a history teacher, and some good starting points for those just starting out in their research, or who haven’t got a degree in medieval history.

1. http://elizabethchadwick.com

Elizabeth Chadwick is one of my favourite authors, and her website is great for those who like medieval history. She has some information about herself and her books, and links to her many blogs. She also shares how she researches her books, which is great if you are into general medieval research or research for historical books and novels. Lastly, she has another list of medieval websites, geared towards research for authors of medieval novels and more.

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