|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:http://www.livesandletters.ac.uk/bodley/bodley.html
|The Electronic Introduction to Old English||http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/resources/IOE/index.html|
|The Geoffrey Chaucer Page||http://www.courses.fas.harvard.edu/~chaucer/teachslf/gp-aloud.htm|
|The Great Vowel Shift||http://facweb.furman.edu/~mmenzer/gvs/|
|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||http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~cpercy/hell/|
|IASEMS - Italian Association of Shakespearean and Early Modern Studies||http://www.maldura.unipd.it/iasems/index.html|
|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 www.glasgow.ac.uk/thesaurus|
|The Story of English - BBC (1986)||
The Story of English is the title of an Emmy Award-winning nine-part television series, and a companion book, both produced in 1986, detailing the development of the English language. The book and the television series were written by Robert MacNeil, Robert McCrum, and William Cran. The book has been revised twice (1993 and 2002). The documentary series was directed by William Cran, and originally broadcast on BBC and PBS.
|The Adventure of English - ITV (2003)||
The Adventure of English is a British television series (ITV) on the history of the English language presented by Melvyn Bragg as well as a companion book, written by Bragg. The series ran in November 2003.In the television series, Bragg explains the origins and spelling of many words based on the times in which they were introduced into the growing language that would eventually become modern English.
1. "Birth of a Language"