All the world's history - at your fingertips!

If you want to know why our world is the way it is,  you’re in the right place!

Both an atlas and an encyclopaedia, the Timemap of World History covers all the world’s history.

The Atlas gives you a panoramic overview of the grand sweep of history.

The Encyclopedia provides a wealth of information which lets you dig deeper into civilizations, empires and events.

The Education area offers teachers and students ideas for getting the most from the site.

“A super-cool, interactive and accessible way to learn about world history”

– Award-winning education blogger, Larry Ferlazzo.

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“Historical integrity and technological accuracy are combined in one of the most reliable and easy-to-use teaching aids you can ever have the privilege of using. Use this product. It will enhance your teaching of the material and make it take on greater meaning for your students. Without question, this is one of the best teaching resources I have ever seen.”

Dwight Jenkins, History Teacher, USA.

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Our Story

The author, Peter Britton, is a historian who has been producing and publishing digital history resources for some thirty years. The maps were created by Alexander Kent, a widely respected cartographer. Jonny, Peter’s son, has overall responsibility for the creation of digital materials and for social media.

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World History Atlas

The Atlas of World History contains more than 650 maps covering world, regional and country histories

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World History Encyclopedia

The Encyclopedia contains short articles covering the civilizations, empires and great episodes of history

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Curriculum Materials

This huge website is ideal for learning about all the world's history! We have classroom ideas and teacher support to get you started

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