BUT FIRST...People back in history - interesting? ...Like us? .. or Old-fashioned and BORING?? ... NOW, before you see anything else, READ:
And you may enjoy this one too -
The trouble with water, toilets, etc. Not just Victorian...
Updating this siteI'm updating - lots of this site was getting very old and clunky.
Other bits still work quite well.
It takes AGES to do it all, and you'll quickly see that some of the pages on this Resource section have the new look, others don't.
I hope that the new ones will gradullay get more and more - but please be patient meanwhile, and if you find any broken links, please let me know.
Teachers & Parents:There are some links to sites outside this one. When I put them here I checked them all, but obviously I can't constantly check them; they're here in good faith but I can't be responsible for any changes they may make.
If you do meet anything unsuitable here, please let me know. Thanks.
INSTRUMENTSof all the periods I cover
The Bagpipes & Shawm pages
The Strings pages Part 1:
including Harps, Psaltery, & Dulcimer
The Strings pages Part 2:
including Lutes, Cittern & Hurdy Gurdy, AND the altogether rare and strange Key Fiddle
The Recorders and Tabor pipes page:
Technically they're called fipple flutes.
The Concertina & Squeeze Box page:
which is really exactly what is says.
The Very Rare Two Chanter Bagpipes page - a puzzle to music historians.
MEDIEVAL thingsA Medieval Contradiction:
What any medieval man in the street needs...
Sources: carvings, stained glass... more interesting than it might seem.
Medieval & Tudor Sports & Pastimes
TUDOR thingsThere are several Tudor pages missing here - they're really in need of updating.
So, they're invisible for the time being - sorry!
Links to other Tudor resource Websites
Selly Manor, The Spartacus Encyclopedia...
VICTORIAN thingsThe Knocker Up... and Clocks including a sample of Victorian language.
Victorian People Pages, part One:
(Henry Mayhew, Street Sweepers, Army Officers...)
Victorian Pictures to copy and use.
What was it like for Victorian Children?
Some evidence in pictures.
Links to useful Victorian Information on the Web
A Fantastic site about Workhouses...
And one about Children in Factories...