Early English Books Online

For people interested in original sources, the University of Michigan, the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries and ProQuest have released some 25,000 texts dated from 1473 to 1700. Content is available in a variety of formats. Available immediately are some 25,000 books, with an additional 40,000 planned for the future.

Digitized Medieval Manuscripts

The DMMapp (Digitized Medieval Manuscripts App) links to more than 300 libraries in the world. Each one of these contains medieval manuscripts that can be browsed for free.

Smuggler’s Britain

Here’s a website with lots of information on smuggling in Britain in the 18th Century. I think there’s lots of gaming potential here.

1944 GI’s Guide To Germany

Here’s a pdf of a 1944 GI’s Guide To Germany. Very interesting period stuff.

Thanks to F.H. for the tip.

Outlaws and Highwaymen Site

Outlaws and Highwaymen is a terrific site loaded with information about English criminal history.a