Tools and Tutorials

Calisto

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: http://homepages.tesco.net/~jk.calisto/calisto/

 

Date Calculator

This website allows you to convert regnal years into dates: http://people.albion.edu/imacinnes/calendar/Regnal_Years.html

 

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.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/currency/

 

 

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/

 

 

Leicester University's Palaeography Tutorial

Tutorial for medieval and early modern palaeography - http://paleo.anglo-norman.org/

 

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.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/palaeography/

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