The Food and Drinke of Samuel Pepys

The Food and Drinke of Samuel Pepys

This week is Being Human, the annual festival of the humanities and the arts – this year on the theme of ‘Lost and Found’. For its contribution, the IHR takes you back to the 1660s, and the loss of Charles II’s warship, The London, which sank in the Thames estuary in...
4,027 Parliamentarians, with added XML

4,027 Parliamentarians, with added XML

This post has kindly been written for us by Dr Philip Carter, Head of IHR Digital. This week the Institute of Historical Research published a remarkable new biographical work, charting the lives of 4,027 officers who fought for Parliament during the first English...
The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640 – British History Online

The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640 – British History Online

This post has kindly been written by Professor Richard Cust from the Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies at the University of Birmingham. The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640 is now freely available on British History Online. Cheating at cards is nothing new....
The unseen Whitehall

The unseen Whitehall

This post has kindly been written by Dr. Philip Carter, Head of IHR Digital at the Institute of Historical Research. As you may have seen, last week the Metropolitan Police moved into their very smart new residence, between London’s Whitehall and the Embankment. It’s...