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Sponsored by Britain's Virtual Teacher Centre (and underwritten by the National Grid For Learning), HistoryWorld contains over 400 separate historical articles and approximately 4000 events within its unique database. Visitors may begin by looking through the World History section, where it is possible to take any number of "tours through time," which essentially display a complete succession of...
How It Began

Podcast fans and history lovers may enjoy How it Began, a new podcast that aims to offer "a cinematic like emergence into the stories behind some of our species greatest achievements." Hosted by Brad Harris, who recently earned a Ph.D. in the History of Science from Stanford University, How It Began centers on innovations and inventions that have profoundly reshaped human life. For example, one...
The Encyclopedia of World History

The good people at have long prided themselves on providing a host of important works online for the benefit of those seeking online edification. One of the more recent volumes they have placed on their site is The Encyclopedia of World History, edited by Peter N. Stearns and 30 fellow historians. As the preface to this, the sixth edition, announces: "Simply put, this is a volume that...