An insight into some of the great events that shaped the modern world, beginning with the cataclysmic upheaval of World War I and now going on to the build up to World War II.
Although the following materials should have something for anyone with an interest in the history of the last century, it has been chiefly designed with exercises for use by schools in England and Wales, and relates to the GCE history curriculum for A’ and AS level.
If you would like to explore our collections further, many of our catalogues are available online, while we also have a useful guide on using original sources.
All materials may be freely copied for use in schools. Most PC users should be able to print material from this website by right-clicking in the separate window containing the extract or illustration.
This website has been produced thanks to the Medlock Trust, the Clothworkers’ Foundation, the family of the late Norman Edward Wates and the Sir Winston Churchill Archive Trust. It has been assembled and designed by Natalie Adams, Giles Agnew, Sean Lang, Gavin McGuffie, Allen Packwood and Katharine Thomson.