History Information

We think you will find the following links useful, but please note that Cheshire East Council accepts no responsibility for external sites or their contents.

S = Subscription service brought to you free of charge by Cheshire Libraries.

Please note: There are also many links to historical records and resources on our Local and Family History useful information page.


  • 1939 register from Find my Past S Available for use only in libraries
  • Access to Research S - only available for use in libraries. Find over 1.5 million academic articles from over 8,400 journals
  • Ancient Egypt Comprehensive resource from the British Museum
  • BBC History
  • Best of History Web Sites Comprehensive index of history sites
  • British History Online Primary and secondary sources for the history of the British Isles
  • British Museum
  • British Newspaper Archive Only available to use via a library computer, although saved searches can be accessed on any device. Millions of pages from British and Irish newspapers, including 1000s from the Victorian period, WW1 and WW2
  • Burke's Peerage Historical guide to the UK titled and landed families
  • Current Value of Old Money Provides the changes in the value of money over time including the cost of living across various periods in time, wages for particular occupations in Britain and abroad, prices in the Ancient world and historical exchange rates
  • Heritage Explorer Over 10,000 images for learning from Historic England. Ideal for teachers looking for images relating to the curriculum
  • Historic England
  • History World Timelines, articles and quizzes
  • National Archives For national, local and family history
  • Vision of Britain through time A vision of Britain between 1801 and 2001. Includes maps, statistical trends and historical descriptions
  • World History Matters A portal to world history websites developed by the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, Virginia
  • World War One Archive S Available only for use in libraries. 100 official Government documents relating to WW1 from TSO. PDFs can be downloaded and printed