A Web of English History

This guide was last updated in 2009

A Web of English History

Beginning life as a student reference tool called Peel Web, this site has grown into a valuable resource on later 18th and early 19th century English history. It’s Ian Waller’s favourite site, with “lots of information on the rural unrests, up to and including the Swing Riots”.

The way the website is laid out is rather uninspiring – pages are presented as short articles punctuated by illustrations, tables and lists. However, key terms and individuals are hyperlinked so you can easily extend your reading as you go. “If you wanted information on, for example, the Poor Law, you can click through to that,” Waller explains. “It can lead on to lots of other things.”

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