Kings and Queens of Britain Companion Website

Kings and Queens of Britain

Web Links

Here is a list of recommended web links:

Useful Weblinks

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Biographies
http://www.oxforddnb.com/
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography homepage (subscription).

British History
http://www.oxfordreference.com
The Oxford Companion to British History online (subscription).

Cornwall, duchy
http://duchyofcornwall.org/
Official web site with good historical account.

Coronations
http://www.londononline.co.uk/monarchy/Coronations/
Descriptions of individual coronations, including Elizabeth I and Victoria.

Mercia
http://www.british-towns.net/english/tribal_kingdoms/mercia.asp
A guide to this important kingdom.

Monarchy
http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page1.as
Official site, including royal family tree and information on the crown jewels.

Norman Conquest
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/normans
Information on the background events leading up to the battle of Hastings.

Northumbria
http://www.englandsnortheast.co.uk/KingdomofNorthumbria.html
A long and unusually detailed account, including section on Bede and the Golden Age.

Palaces
http://www.hrp.org.uk/
A guide to all the UK's royal palaces.

Reformation
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/tudors/reformation_over...
An overview of the Tudor reformation.

Royal history
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/royalty/
Useful genealogical material and includes other powerful figures.

Rulers of Britain
http://www.camelotintl.com/heritage/rulers
Brief references to all the rulers, making a good starting-point.

St. Paul's Cathedral
http://www.stpauls.co.uk
Homepage of St. Paul's Cathedral

Scottish Wars of Independence
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/scottishhistory/independence/in...
The story of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce.

Tower of London
http://www.hrp.org.uk/TowerofLondon
Homepage of the Tower of London.

Tudors
http://www.tudorhistory.org/
A well-arranged website with themes on Ireland, Humanism and the Spanish Armada.

Viking York
http://www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk/the-vikings/
A brief introduction to the astonishing museum at Coppergate.

Wessex, kingdom of
http://www.british-towns.net/english/tribal_kingdoms/wessex.asp
Biographies of important rulers of this nucleus kingdom of England.

Westminster Abbey
http://www.westminster-abbey.org/
The official site for Britain's most famous church, home to numerous royal ceremonies.