A History of the North in 100 Archives

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  • Reference
      GB ah100 ahistoryofthenorthin100archives
  • Dates of Creation
      1501 - 1860
      1861 - ongoing
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      100 documents annotated
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Scope and Content

100 documents, nominated by archives and record offices from across the UK. They represent only a tiny proportion of the many millions of archives held in their collections, and tell only some of the incredible stories of the North of England.

Search by map, timeline or theme. The themes cover:

  • Travel and Transport
  • Work and Industry
  • Art, Literature and Music
  • Inventions and Innovations
  • War and Conflict
  • Sport, Leisure and Entertainment
  • Society and Family
  • Landscape and Natural History
  • Religion and Beliefs
  • Health and Education

The site also includes a 'create my exhibition' feature, to share your own your own story of Northern England through its innovation, inventiveness and imagination.


This is a description of an online resource . Online Resources are websites that describe, interpret and provide access to archives. They often provide access to digital content but they may also describe physical materials. They usually cover a theme or topic, such as an individual, a movement, or an important historical event.

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Access this resource online: https://www.100archivesnorth.co.uk/