Tools and Tutorials


A programme which shows the English calendar, including the date of Easter, 1668/9 style dates (ie old New Years Day), saint's days and regnal years. Free to download:


Date Calculator

This website allows you to convert regnal years into dates:


TNA Currency Converter

Use the National Archives' Currency Converter to convert old money into new or find out how today's prices compare to yesterday's.



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 -

Quick Latin is free to download -

Google also has its own translation site -



Leicester University's Palaeography Tutorial

Tutorial for medieval and early modern palaeography -


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.