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Support us with your Membership

We're the world's most-read history encyclopedia. Become a member to support our non-profit organisation – we'll give you an ad-free version of this site and much more to say thanks!

Our Mission

Our mission is to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide.

 

Education
Education
We help teachers, students and schools by providing them with reliable, easy-to-read and high quality educational history resources entirely for free.
General Public
General Public
Our engaging encyclopedia has inspired millions to learn more our shared human past, allowing them to better understand the present in order to build a brighter future.
Preservation
Cultural Heritage
History is the basis upon which we build our cultural and national identities. Historical literacy is the foundation for creating an open-minded and tolerant world.

Your membership pays for

More Content
Your membership allows us to create history articles and teaching materials and publish them for free, allowing everyone in the world to learn about history. Our articles are available not only in English, but also in many other languages!
Videos & Podcasts
Our free videos and podcasts are providing people with highly engaging content that improves their understanding. Audiovisual media improve learning outcomes, especially for those with reading difficulties or disabilities.
Infrastructure
This website is visited by millions of people each month, requiring a fast and secure server with a content delivery network and many other services. Your membership allows us to cover these costs and provide this website entirely for free.

What our members have helped produce

Prehistoric
Prehistoric

Prehistoric 30% Complete

From the first humans to the invention of writing.

Ancient
Ancient

Ancient 80% Complete

From the first cities to the rise of Islam.

Medieval
Medieval

Medieval 45% Complete

From the fall of Rome to the fall of Constantinople.

Early Modern
Early Modern

Early Modern 15% Complete

From the discovery of America to Napoleon.

Modern
Modern

Modern 0% Complete

From the Industrial Revolution to today.

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