Subject guides

These subject guides are designed to guide you through some of the materials that we have on BHO. Each subject guide has been created by a historian who specialises in a particular subject area. Please contact us if you are interested in writing a guide for us in: administrative and legal history; colonial history; economic history; historical geography; intellectual and cultural history; or another area that you think is a strength in BHO's collection.

We're particularly keen to add guides in the following areas. Guides will help others make the most of British History Online.

  • Key documentary sources, such as State Papers Domestic, Foreign, Close Rolls, and others
  • Scottish history
  • Irish history
  • Britain’s colonial territories and influence overseas
  • History of the built environment
  • Histories of place
  • Histories by period or event (e.g. civil wars)
  • Legal history
  • Government or other aspects of life during specific periods or reigns