Our Migration Story: The Making of Britain
This website presents the stories of generations of migrants who came to and shaped the British Isles over more than a thousand years.
Drawing on the research of over 60 historians, the stories of migrants, including Anglo-Saxon, African, Irish, Indian, Italian, Jewish and Polish peoples, are told through a diverse range of historical source material. This includes images, newspaper clippings, Parliamentary reports, videos, poems, extracts from novels, and quotations, arranged into four time periods beginning in 43AD and continuing to the present day. David Feldman, Director of the Pears Institute, talks about immigration to Britain between 1750-1900.
The website is intended for teachers and students studying migration to Britain. However, it is a useful resource for anyone interested in Britain’s migration history.
Our Migration Story: The Making of Britain. An Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded collaboration between the Runnymede Trust and academics based at the universities of Cambridge and Manchester.
Launched September 2016.