Teaching History Online
Number 36: 7th April, 2002
5. The Tudors
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BBC History interactive: World War One: This BAFTA award-winning BBC History interactive website offers the chance to explore the human face of the First World War. Discover what life was like in the trenches and on the Home Front through dramatizations of original diaries, letters and photographs through interactive movies. Leading academics such as Gary Sheffield, Joanna Bourke and Stephen Badsey answer the key questions: why did the First World War start? Were the men really lions led by donkeys? And, ultimately, what was the impact on society? You can explore original documents and take a virtual tour of a 3-D trench system, whilst animated maps of the Western Front highlight the movements of the armies and the key battles.
Spanish-American War Centennial Website: The Spanish-American War launched the United States into the arena of world politics as a major power. Attacked as an imperialist war by Mark Twain and other members of the Anti-Imperialist League, it was ended by the Treaty of Paris in December, 1898. This website includes a chronology, personal profiles, weapons profiles, action reports and first hand accounts of the war.
Settlement Houses: The University Settlement in New York City was established by Stanton Coit and Charles B. Stover in 1886. Others followed soon afterwards in large cities in the United States. These included Hull House in Chicago, founded in 1889 by Jane Addams and the Henry Street Settlement, founded in 1893 by Lillian Ward. Settlement Houses were established to help the poor and to develop friendly relations between the educated and the uneducated. This research guide website includes sections on Biographical Sources & Encyclopedias, Primary Sources and Bibliographies.
Oliver Cromwell Internet Portal: Since his death in 1658, Oliver Cromwell's life, ambitions, motives and actions have been the subject of scholarly investigation and debate. The Oliver Cromwell Internet Portal is maintained by the Cromwell Association and the Cromwell Museum in Huntington. The material is organized under the following headings: Oliver Cromwell's Life, Antecedents, Politician, Soldier, Religion, Quotes About, Quotes By, English Civil War, In the News and Bibliography.
The Tudors: The five sovereigns of the Tudor dynasty are among the most well-known figures in Royal history. Of Welsh origin, Henry VII succeeded in ending the Wars of the Roses between the houses of Lancaster and York to found the highly successful Tudor house. The Tudor period saw the turbulence of two changes of official religion, resulting in the martyrdom of many innocent believers of both Protestantism and Roman Catholicism. This official website of the British Monarchy provides biographies of Henry VII, his son Henry VIII and his three children Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I.
Spanish Civil War Fact Book: Marcus Wendel of Sweden has produced this useful website on the Spanish Civil War. This includes articles on the Legion Condor Aircraft, Fighter Aces, the Polikarpov I-I53 in Spain, International Brigades, and Foreign Support. The website also provides a timeline, glossary, bibliography and a good collection of links.
Don Henry and the Civil War: Don Henry, a student at the University of Kansas, was one of the many young men who joined the International Brigades fighting in the Spanish Civil War. On 3rd September 1937, Don Henry, was killed on a battlefield in Spain. This lesson, produced by Charles E. Schamel and Wayne Schamel, for the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, looks at the reasons why.
Images of London: This website provides a collection of historic photographs and watercolours of London's famous tourist locations. The links cover a broad range of subjects from art, history and culture in London to educational resources and general information about Britain. There is also a section on arts & crafts and photography.
Schools History Image Gallery: The Schools History Image galleries have recently been redesigned and a number of new galleries added to this growing collection of picture sources. New additions include galleries of Venice's famous landmarks, the Manhattan Skyline and the USS Intrepid. Many of the older pages have seen new resources added to them thanks to the generous submissions of site users.