History Links

Below you will find some links to History and Heritage sites that I have found useful and that you may wish to explore for yourself. 

Local Links

This is the link to the Desborough Heritage Centre  which has many exhibits and archives to explore, with helpful and knowledgeable staff to assist you.

A Family Story Linda Ellis's fantastic web site with lots of information about Desborians and their families.

This is the link to Market Harborough Historical Society Friendly and knowledgeable members. 

This link takes you to Leicestershire County Council Leisure and Tourism page with information about Museums and the History of Leicester.

Northamptonshire Record Office where you can find a wealth of information with very knowledgeable and helpful staff to guide you.

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage site. 1485. Useful information on the battle and the site and what is on.

University of Leicester's Richard III web site. Gives details of the finding of Richard's body and his life and times.   

Wikipedia entry on Richard III. Interesting account of his life and death and the recent discovery of his remains in a Social Services car park in Leicester. He was a Northamptonshire born lad. 

The Richard III Society. This link will take you to the society's web site. They are trying to rehabilitate Richard's reputation and image.

The site for the Battle of Naseby. 1645. Revamped website with lots of historical information.

Kelmarsh Hall. Built By William Handbury, owned later by the Naylor Family who added the ballroom then purchased by the Lancaster Family. Rented to The Trees from 1928 to 1933. Made famous by Nancy Tree later Nancy Lancaster who invented the Country House Style.

National Trust Lyveden New Bield Thomas Tresham's unfinished lodge situated in his Deer Park between Corby and Thrapston Northamptonshire.


The BBC On This Day in History page.


National Links

The British Library a wealth of information.

The BRITISH NEWSPAPER Archive if you can well worth the subscription. Millions of newspaper pages from the regions. Free to search.

The Times Digital Archive is an excellent resource for national news since 1785. 

The Co-operative College Lots of information on the founding of the modern Co-operative movement. Also visit the Co-op Archive web site 

The Best University in the world The Open University. 

FutureLearn Free courses on masses of subjects.