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Archive for the ‘History’ Category

Oxford DNB’s history Monopoly

Posted by Claire on November 3, 2010


It is 75 years since the launch of the famous London version of Monopoly. Derived from The Landlord’s Game— invented in the US by Elizabeth Magie (1866-1948)—the London version allows players to own and develop some of the capital’s most famous streets and sites.

Using the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography’s history Monopoly you can find out who lived at some of those famous streets.

Access to the ODNB and other great reference sites is free using your library card. Find out more by visiting cyberLibrary – Reference Online.

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Old Bailey Online

Posted by Claire on May 1, 2008

New trial accounts covering the dates 1834 to 1913 have been added to the Old Bailey Online.

For more great websites, see the British History pages on the cyberLibrary.

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Proceedings of the Old Bailey

Posted by Claire on June 18, 2007

The first in an irregular series highlighting some of the most interesting sites in the cyberLibrary.

Proceedings of the Old Bailey – The accounts of over 100,000 criminal trials held at London’s central criminal court between 1674 and 1834.

Found in the cyberLibrary – British History

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Commemorating Abolition 200: 1807 to 2007

Posted by Claire on March 14, 2007

Links to international, national and local information about the slave trade and abolition can be found on the cyberLibrary’s new Slavery and Abolition page.

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