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British History Research Guide: Home

Layout of this Guide

Due to the amount of information and the scope of geography, this guide has been broken down into six sections, or tabs. Section one (Home) and section six (Using Ramsey Library) provide general information about the Guide and the resources available through Ramsey Library at UNCA. Sections two through five will cover English History, Irish History, Scottish History, and Welsh History. The history of each geographical region will be further broken down into periods with useful sources listed below for ease of access.

General Resources

The following links are to websites, journals, and reference materials that can give you a starting off point for your research.

What is British History?

G.Allen. Map of the British Isle including Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England politically. 2014. Digital file, 512 X 641 (870 KB). Wikimedia Commons.

British History is the study of the historical events, places, and people of the two largest British Isles, Great Britain and Ireland, which include modern day United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland) and the Republic of Ireland. The time period can span from Prehistory to the modern day and covers many different ethnic groups of people who have lived in the British Isles.

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Citing Sources

Please refer to the link below when citing sources. If you have further questions regarding citation, please reach out to either the Ramsey Library Research Support center or to your professor or supervisor.