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Fake News and Forgery during the English Revolution

by William White In recent years, concerns about the use of disinformation in politics have become increasingly widespread on both sides of the Atlantic. ‘Post-truth’ was the Oxford Dictionaries’ ‘Word of the Year’ for 2016, in the immediate aftermath of the...

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Historians and BBIH — an adventure in 10 episodes. No 1: Bede

Let's take 10 famous historical historians -- one each week -- and see what they can achieve with the Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH). The Bibliography is a record of more than 600,000 publications relating to Britain, Ireland and the British world....

Mapping 2750 furniture makers on Layers of London

The British and Irish Furniture Makers Online (BIFMO) is a record of 70,000 historical craftspeople. We’re now combining BIFMO data with another IHR project, Layers of London, to map London furniture makers online.

London is Calling

The Bibliography of British and Irish History now offers easy access to information on more than 1,250 PhD theses on metropolitan history. London is calling.