Talks, Tools and tutorials

TALKS

We aim to post here links to talks on Cumbrian history or archaeology, posted to YouTube or other sites.    

These recordings of live talks, are provided free-of-charge, for educational purposes, for visitors to our website. They may involve the non-commercial fair use of copyright or other privately-owned material. Viewers must not make any recordings of the talk, nor take screen shots/photos or other reproductions of any of the images used.  If you are the owner of any of the material used, or its copyright, and wish us to take down this video link, please contact us and we will do so immediately.

YouTube Presentations

About Morecambe Bay (from Morecambe Bay Partnership) by Dr.Bill Shannon

       a) The Name 'Morecambe'

                            [YouTube video 57 min]

       b) Crossing the Sands   

                            [YouTube video 67 min]

Powerpoint Presentations

           Superior Lordship

           CCHT Website

TOOLS AND TUTORIALS

Practical help for anyone who wishes to dig deeper for themselves into the history of their local area, or other aspects of the history of Cumbria. This section contains links to a number of websites (including those below) and pdf documents.

TNA Currency Converter

TNA Palaeography Tutorial

          The National Archives offers an online tutorial to help you learn to read the handwriting found in documents written in English between 1500 and 1800.

Leicester University's Palaeography Tutorial

         Tutorial for medieval and early modern palaeography

Calendar matters

                Regnal Dates Date Calculator

                The date of Easter,

                Change to Gregorian calendar 1752 (11 lost days)

               Saint's days

Latin Translators

             There are several programmes available that can assist with Latin translation. These include:

                   The Blitz Latin Translator costs £24.68 (excluding tax) to download - http://www.blitzlatin.com/

                  Quick Latin is free to download - http://www.quicklatin.com/

                 Google also has its own translation site - http://translate.google.com/ [Free]

Places with returns in the National Archives for the 1851 Religious Census

Glossary of words found in Cumbrian Probate Inventories

 

TNA Palaeography Tutorial

The National Archives offers an online tutorial to help you learn to read the handwriting found in documents written in English between 1500 and 1800.