Useful Links

British History Online Digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.
The London Gazette Back copies from 1665 until the present day can be found on:
The National Archives (UK) Looking for records of 16th and 17th century British political history? Try:
Diplomatic Correspondence of Thomas Bodley – Online The letters of Thomas Bodley, founder of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, which relate to his diplomatic service in the years prior to his bibliographical activities offer a rich resource for Early Modern Studies. This Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL) project, in partnership with the Bodleian Library, Oxford, will produce an online edition of all the letters between Bodley and his correspondents between the years 1585-97. 
The project homepage is:
The Electronic Introduction to Old English 
The Geoffrey Chaucer Page
The Great Vowel Shift
HEL on the Web This website puts together abundant Web resources both directly and indirectly related to the study and teaching of the history of the English language (commonly abbreviated as HEL).
History of the English Language, University of Toronto
IASEMS - Italian Association of Shakespearean and Early Modern Studies
The Historical Thesaurus of English  For the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Historical Thesaurus of English, the University of Glasgow has made the latest version of the Thesaurus freely-available online at