Molly Joyful’s Useful List of Naval and Historic Resources

UNDER CONSTRUCTION (status: September 2010)

Until this part has been updated, please see the original list here.

Thanks a lot for your patience.

—-

“How on earth can I write about something I don’t know anything about?!”


This question started the “useful list”; a helpful link-collection for myself and my fellow authors of Age of Sail fiction. There are books, my preferred method of research, but not everybody has the time or the financial means to fill the halls with piles of paper. Therefore, my main focus was a list of easily accessible online-links. This list doesn’t cover every single aspect concerning the Age of Sail or the daily life in 18th century Britain. But it will hopefully give you a little help with your writing. And for the non-writers: it’s great fun surfing the past!

If you know of a great link or feel a link is filed under the wrong category, please let me know!

The list is very “Britain focused”. No disrespect to other seafaring nations, but I limited my research to the facts that I use in my own writing. That’s also the reason why there is only very limited information on pirates.

I’ve tried to check every link – not only to see if it works, but also to have a look at the content of the rest of the site. I didn’t include any links to websites with racist or overly nationalist content. Being a patriot is fine, being an idiot is not. Should you still find something on a website I’ve linked to that’s looking suspicious, please let me know. I won’t send any traffic to websites of people I’d like to kick with heavy boots on.

Disclaimer: I’m not responsible for the content of the websites I link to, you visit them at your own risk.

I N D E X

18TH CENTURY BRITISH HISTORY

ART

AUTHORS (Age of Sail)

BLACK HISTORY / SLAVERY

BOOKS

CHILDREN

COMMUNITIES AND BLOGS

FASHION

HERITAGE

HYGIENE

LANGUAGE

LAW AND PUNISHMENT

LIFE AT SEA

LIVING HISTORY (Museums, Re-enactment Groups)

MEDICAL SERVICES AND HEALTH

MOVIES AND TV

MUSIC

NAVAL HISTORY

PEOPLE

PIRATES

RANKS AND UNIFORMS

SEXUALITY

SHIPS

SHOPPING

SOCIETY AND DAILY LIFE

SPORTS

WOMEN


3 Comments Add your own

  • […] Molly Joyful’s Useful List of Naval and Historic Resources […]

    Reply
  • 2. Romancing The Royal Navy by lesliemendoza - Pearltrees  |  1 January, 2012 at 2:03 am

    […] BLACK HISTORY / SLAVERY BOOKS AUTHORS (Age of Sail) CHILDREN ART Joyful Molly […]

    Reply
  • 3. Historical Research by lesliemendoza - Pearltrees  |  1 January, 2012 at 2:22 am

    […] Joyful Molly This question started the “useful list”; a helpful link-collection for myself and my fellow authors of Age of Sail fiction. There are books, my preferred method of research, but not everybody has the time or the financial means to fill the halls with piles of paper. Therefore, my main focus was a list of easily accessible online-links. This list doesn’t cover every single aspect concerning the Age of Sail or the daily life in 18th century Britain. But it will hopefully give you a little help with your writing. […]

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


%d bloggers like this: