British History Online

British History Online is a digital library of key printed primary and secondary sources for the history of Britain and Ireland, with a primary focus on the period between 1300 and 1800. We aim to support the learning, teaching and research of our users from around the world.

BHO was founded by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust in 2003. Our collection currently contains over 1,270 volumes and is always growing.

Latest news! We have just added 10 volumes of Patent Rolls covering the reigns of Henry III and Edward I. You can find out more about the significance of the Patent Rolls via the IHR's On History blog.

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