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British History Online

British History Online
Primary sources: the texts of original documents, such as the Journals of the Houses of Commons and Lords, Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, and the Statutes of the Realm. Secondary texts: works by modern historians, such as the Victoria County History of the Counties of England, Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae, English Heritage's Survey of London, and Office Holders in Modern Britain. Guides and calendars: summaries of primary sources, prepared by modern editors, such as multiple series of the Calendars of State Papers, the Catalogue of Ancient Deeds, and the Letters and Papers of Henry VIII. Gazetteers and dictionaries: listings of places, property, goods and markets, such as Lewis's topographical dictionaries of England, Scotland and Wales, Harben's Dictionary of London, plus the Dictionary of Traded Goods.

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Internet History Sourcebooks Internet Medieval Sourcebook Full Text Sources Guide to Contents The structure of this section of the Sourcebook is as follows. You can browse through the entire list, or jump directly to the part that interests you by selecting the underlined links. Norwich The constitution of Tudor Norwich was based on two early 15th-century charters, one of 1404 incorporating it as a county under the name of the citizens and community, and another of 1417 setting out the arrangements for civic elections. The mayor and two sheriffs were assisted by 24 aldermen and by a common council of 60, chosen annually by the city’s four wards. There were a town clerk, a recorder and several lesser officials, and a number of lawyers of local birth were retained as counsel. The civic records for the period survive almost intact. Elections followed the form laid down in the Liber Albus of Norwich:

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Nationwide Gravesite Locator To search for burial locations of veterans, please provide the following: The database of burial information is updated each day. Search for burial locations of veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, various other military and Department of Interior cemeteries, and for veterans buried in private cemeteries when the grave is marked with a government grave marker. The Nationwide Gravesite Locator includes burial records from many sources. History of the British Isles The history of the British Isles has witnessed intermittent periods of competition and cooperation between the people that occupy the various parts of Great Britain, Ireland, and the smaller adjacent islands, which together make up the British Isles. Today, the British Isles contain two sovereign states: the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom. There are also three Crown dependencies: Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man. The United Kingdom comprises England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, each country having its own history, with all but Northern Ireland having been independent states at one point. The history of the formation of the United Kingdom is very complex. The British monarch was head of state of all of the countries of the British Isles from the Union of the Crowns in 1603 until the enactment of the Republic of Ireland Act in 1949, although the term "British Isles" was not used in 1603.

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England Many sets of records were kept for England and Wales together, so that the problems of locating them and using them are very similar in the two countries. For convenience such records are described here, rather than on the British Isles pages. Counties N.B. Measuring Worth - Measures of worth, inflation rates, saving calculator, relative value, worth of a dollar, worth of a pound, purchasing power, gold prices, GDP, history of wages, average wage Purchasing Power of British Pounds from 1270 to Present A Purchasing Power Calculator compares the relative value of a past amount of pounds to a present amount. A simple calculator uses only the prices of consumer purchases to do this whereas a complete purchasing power calculator, such as found in this website, uses various prices, wages, output, etc., depending on the context. For more information on this issue, consult Five Ways to Compute the Relative Value of a UK Pound Amount, 1830 to Present where you will also find further discussion of this issue. The answers you get from this calculator will be the same as those from the Relative Value calculator. That is, you will get the "simple" purchasing power calculator result and other choices that may be better depending on the context.

History of Scotland Scotland was first decisively settled after the end of the last glacial period (in the paleolithic), roughly 10,000 years ago. Prehistoric Scotland entered the Neolithic Era about 4000 BC, the Bronze Age about 2000 BC, and the Iron Age around 700 BC. The recorded history of Scotland begins with the arrival of the Roman Empire in the 1st century, the Roman province of Britannia reached as far north as the Antonine Wall, which once ran from the Clyde to the Forth. To the north lay the territory of Caledonia, whose people were described as "Picti" in Latin, meaning ‘painted ones’. Due to constant incursions from these Picti the Roman legions would be forced back to Hadrian's Wall within 20 years of its construction, and forced to abandon the territory by the beginning of the 3rd century. The Kingdom of Scotland was united under the descendants of Kenneth MacAlpin, first king of a united Scotland.

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