Investigate six centuries of U.K. History with rare content unavailable anywhere else

ProQuest’s multi-format collections uniquely reveal how U.K. history evolved over time, and how it has influenced – and continues to influence – people and events around the world. Primary source materials including government documents, personal papers, historical books and more – many available only from ProQuest – enable exploration of six centuries of history from the Early Modern period through the present day, spanning such topics as arts and literature, government and politics, colonization, diplomacy and war, society and social movements.

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British Illustrated Newspapers & Magazines: Resource Guide

British Illustrated Newspapers & Magazines: Resource Guide

Explore some of the topics found in Collection III, including the British Women’s Suffrage Movement, Zeppelins in WWI, British Relations with Egypt, Medicine and War, Women and Work in WWII and more.

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Decolonization in Africa and Asia: Resource Guide

Decolonization in Africa and Asia: Resource Guide

For students interested in decolonization and anti-colonial movements across Africa and Asia. This guide is especially useful for English-language students hoping to learn more about the ways that the Cold War and geopolitical networks impacted decolonization efforts.

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Queen Victoria’s Journals

Queen Victoria’s Journals

Queen Victoria was the longest serving British monarch. She reigned from 1837 to 1901. In total, 141 volumes of her journal survive, numbering approximately 33,000 pages. Previously, her journals were only accessible by appointment at the Royal Archive.

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U.K. History Collections

Annual Register

Annual Register

Databases, History & Social Change, U.K. History
British Periodicals

British Periodicals

Databases, Interdisciplinary, History & Social Change, U.K. History
Colonial State Papers

Colonial State Papers

Databases, History & Social Change, U.K. History, U.S. History
Country Life Archive

Country Life Archive

Databases, History & Social Change, U.K. History
Documents on British Policy Overseas

Documents on British Policy Overseas

Databases, History & Social Change, U.K. History, Social Sciences, Military & Diplomatic History, Political Science
Early English Books Online

Early English Books Online

Databases, History & Social Change, Early Modern History, U.K. History
Early European Books

Early European Books

Databases, History & Social Change, Early Modern History, U.K. History, Social Sciences, Religion & Philosophy
Eighteenth-Century Parliamentary Papers

Eighteenth-Century Parliamentary Papers

Databases, Social Sciences, Political Science, History & Social Change, U.K. History, Women's History