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Old Bailey Online - The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913 - Central Criminal Court. Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland (Irish: Tuaisceart Éireann[5] [ˈt̪ˠuəʃcəɾˠt̪ˠ ˈeːɾʲən̪ˠ] (

Northern Ireland

NI. Ireland. Irish Trad. Ireland. Natural History Museum. BBC History - BBC History. Spartacus Educational. History & Mystery. Secret Intelligence Service.

It is frequently referred to by the name MI6 (Military Intelligence, Section 6), a name used as a flag of convenience during the First World War when it was known by many names.[2] The existence of MI6 was not officially acknowledged until 1994.[3]

Secret Intelligence Service

Special Branch. The first Special Branch, or Special Irish Branch, as it was known, was a unit of London's Metropolitan Police formed in March 1883 to combat the Irish Republican Brotherhood.

Special Branch

The name became Special Branch as the unit's remit widened. Australia[edit] Most state police forces and the federal police had a Special Branch. They were tasked mainly with monitoring the Communist Party of Australia and related political groups regarded as extremist or subversive. They also focused on German and Japanese activity during World War II. Bahamas[edit] Bangladesh[edit] Factory Conditions - Industrial Revolution. The (Secret) City of London, Part 2: Government. The (Secret) City of London, Part 1: History. Expansion, Trade and Industry. Expansion, Trade and Industry Transform your history classroom.

Expansion, Trade and Industry

ActiveHistory provides entertaining, educational award-winning interactive simulations, decision-making games, self-marking quizzes, high-quality worksheets and detailed lesson plans for teachers and students. Useful Links Home of the "Head to Head"Virtual Interviews. Empire & Industry 1750 - 1850. The Triangular Slave Trade. The Triangular Slave Trade Transform your history classroom.

The Triangular Slave Trade

ActiveHistory provides entertaining, educational award-winning interactive simulations, decision-making games, self-marking quizzes, high-quality worksheets and detailed lesson plans for teachers and students. Useful Links. Victorians 1850 - 1901. The world's largest empire is governed from Whitehall.

Victorians 1850 - 1901

Our collections offer an invaluable insight into the politics of empire and the daily lives of its citizens. Our massive photographic holdings covering Britain and its colonies vividly bring the period to life. Topics Selling the Victorians Has advertising changed from Victorian times? Key stage 2 - 3 Victorian lives How different were Victorian lives from ours?

Key stage 2 - 3 The Victorians Work like a real historian to uncover Victoria's England Key stage 2 - 3 Show/hide more items Lessons Census Detective What can you find out? Jack the Ripper. Jack the Ripper Transform your history classroom.

Jack the Ripper

ActiveHistory provides entertaining, educational award-winning interactive simulations, decision-making games, self-marking quizzes, high-quality worksheets and detailed lesson plans for teachers and students. Useful Links Home of the "Head to Head"Virtual Interviews. Gene studies suggest King Richard III was a blond, blue-eyed boy. LONDON Wed Dec 3, 2014 12:00am IST LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists analysing 500-year-old bones found under a car park say it is now beyond almost any doubt that the remains are of King Richard III, and that studies suggest he had blue eyes and blond hair as a boy.

Gene studies suggest King Richard III was a blond, blue-eyed boy

Publishing their latest findings in the journal Nature Communications, researchers from Leicester University also said DNA analysis showed a match between King Richard III and two modern female-line relatives. The remains of Richard -- the last English monarch to die in battle -- were found by archaeologists under a municipal car park in the central English city of Leicester in 2012 and subsequently identified by experts from the university. In a research paper published in September, the scientists were able to give blow-by-blow details of the King's death at the Battle of Bosworth more than 500 years ago, revealing he was very probably killed by a blow to his bare head.

Irish tunes. British life and culture. Tudor Court. Museum of London. United Kingdom country profile - Overview. 12 November 2014Last updated at 07:38 ET.

United Kingdom country profile - Overview

The Tempest. British Pathé. The National Archives UK. United Kingdom country profile - Overview. BBC Four. BBC Four launched on 2 March 2002,[1] with a schedule running from 19:00 to 4:00.

BBC Four

The channel shows "a wide variety of programmes including drama, documentaries, music, international film, original programmes, comedy and current affairs ... an alternative to programmes on the mainstream TV channels. "[2] It is required by its licence to broadcast at least 100 hours of new arts and music programmes, 110 hours of new factual programmes and to premiere 20 international films each year.[3][4] History[edit] BBC Four launched on 2 March 2002 at 19.00 GMT, having been delayed from the original planned 2001 launch.

BBC Four was different from the old BBC Knowledge: the channel would be more heavily promoted with more new and original programming and the channel would not be broadcast 24 hours a day. On 12 May 2011, BBC Four was added to the Sky EPG in Ireland on channel 230.[5] Organisation[edit] BBC History - BBC History. Ancient Civilizations. Newsreels, video, archive, film, footage, stills - British Pathé. British life and culture. Why do knights fight snails in illuminated manuscripts? 600 year old mystery manuscript decoded by University of Bedfordshire professor - beds.ac.uk. AN award-winning professor from the University has followed in the footsteps of Indiana Jones by cracking the code of a 600 year old manuscript, deemed as ‘the most mysterious’ document in the world.

Stephen Bax, Professor of Applied Linguistics, has just become the first professional linguist to crack the code of the Voynich manuscript using an analytical approach. The world-renowned manuscript is full of illustrations of exotic plants, stars, and mysterious human figures, as well as many pages written in an unknown text. Up until now the 15th century cryptic work has baffled scholars, cryptographers and codebreakers who have failed to read a single letter of the script or any word of the text.

Over time it has attained an infamous reputation, even featuring in the latest hit computer game Assassin’s Creed, as well as in the Indiana Jones novels, when Indiana decoded the Voynich and used it to find the ‘Philosopher's Stone’. Many grand theories have been proposed. Notes to editor. The (Secret) City of London, Part 2: Government. The (Secret) City of London, Part 1: History. Monastic Studies Resources - Digital Manuscripts. Digital Projects : Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies : The University of Western Australia.

Digital Image Archive of Medieval Manuscripts : Royal Holloway and Bedford New College. Digital editions of medieval texts: Opportunities and challenges. I gave a CAMPS Lab on 23 September 2011 with the title above. I’ve been involved in producing websites and multimedia now since 1997, when I started working as a copy-editor on Microsoft’s Encarta Encyclopedia (in the days when the online Brittanica was our biggest rival, and well before Wikipedia was heard of). I afterwards worked as web project manager, and since then, during my graduate student days and beyond, I’ve been involved in a number of academic digital projects. I wanted to share some reflections on this experience with the CAMPS group. Here are some summary thoughts below. Opportunities in digital humanities If we think of digital humanities simply as people working in humanities and using computers, then it’s already been around for quite a long time (esp. e-mail).

Digital-medieval-studies-oct22_20141. Medieval Manuscripts, Hypertext and Reading. Visions of Digital Editions. How was a medieval manuscript meant to be read? This is a question that has concerned me for a long time in my work with Old Swedish manuscripts from Vadstena Abbey. In many manuscripts we can find traces of the historical reading situation; for example, pointing hands, marginal notes, etc. Such signals had an important function for the medieval reader, but they are rarely put forward in modern printed editions.

I maintain that many of these paratextual notes can be explained with the help of hypertext theory, and be emphasized in a digital edition. I discuss this possibility by giving some examples from Scandinavian composite manuscripts. Copyright Association for Literary & Linguistic Computing 2004. A Digital Tool Box for Historians on Pinterest. Traditional Irish Music and Dance on the Dingle Peninsula, Ireland. Click Here for details of traditional music lessons and festivals An expression of praise for any feat in Corca Dhuibhne, the West Kerry Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking area) is "Mo cheol thú" – You are my music! Billy Connolly. RAF - History. Films from the Home Front. 'Films from the Home Front' brings together a collection of unique moving images illustrating what life was like for ordinary people in Britain during the Second World War, as seen through amateur documentaries, newsreels, government films, and home movies.

Browse the Theme section to discover films illustrating how the home guard trained, how community and home life continued during the war, how women's roles changed and many other subjects. Or browse by Archive to see examples of films held in regional archive collections around the UK. Britain's bestselling history magazine. BBC Wales - Education - Iron Age Celts. Cake - BBC Two Turns 50. Podcasts and Downloads - History Clips: Victorians. Podcasts and Downloads - A History of the World in 100 Objects. Medb hErenn — The Supernatural Beings of Ireland. He supernatural is not unique to Ireland, but it can sometimes seem that way, thanks largely to Hallowe'en.

A contraction of "Hallow Even", and derived from All Hallows Eve, the night before All Saint's Day, it is based on the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain.