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March 2011

New datasets for London history now live

Dr Peter Webster, 21 March 2011

Two major new sources for London history are now live. The hearth tax returns for the cities of London and Westminster and the county of Middlesex are now available for the 1662-66, containing over 60,000 names. Also recently released is an edition of the records of the Court of Common Pleas (CP40) for the fifteenth century. Read them both at:

New video tutorials available

Jonathan Blaney, 05 March 2011

Two new screencasts (video tutorials) are available on the site. They are very brief and are designed to help people get the most out of their use of British History Online.

One screencast explains how to use the advanced search function, and the other shows what can be done on the browse page.

We plan to add more screencasts in the coming months, introducing some key content of the site.

Please let us know what you think of the screencasts on the 'contact us' page.