homepage_imageCitizenshipPast unlocks over 300 years of British social history from the centre of power to the margins of society.

This site brings together diverse materials, including government publications, diaries, letters, photographs, personal case files and oral histories.

We aim to help you to understand the development of your community and your role in it.



Yorkshire Women’s Lives On-Line, 1100 to the present

A major and unique project in women’s history, making accessible to all, via the web, archive material relating to Yorkshire women through the ages, and examining through their lives and organisations, the role women have played in history.

Go to History to Herstory.


A Virtual Archive – Children in Care 1882 – 1918

Hidden Lives Revealed provides an intriguing encounter with children who were in the care of The Children’s Society in late Victorian and early 20th Century Britain

Go to Hidden Lives Revealed.