The History Files has been online since the beginning of 1999.
In the early days changes to the front page were intermittent, while
most of the work effort was being directed at building the king lists. Lacking any
real difference, these earlier pages are not particularly exciting to look at. From
2002 regular changes began to be made to the new list of latest developments. Initially
this list was placed at the foot of the page, but in November 2003 it was moved to the
sidebar, beginning a style that remains in use to this day.
With the largescale overhaul of the entire site from the start of 2007,
and the advent of 'banner features', things became very different.
Since then, there has been at least one new banner feature per month - sometimes
more - and the archives have filled out as a result.
Archived front pages are indexed by year and date. Click on the
link for a particular date and the page will open in a new window or
tab. Unfortunately there are some gaps, noticeably for 2005, where
front pages are completely unavailable. For much of that year the style used in
2004 was maintained, until it was replaced with a new style late
in the year which was maintained throughout 2006.
Please note that some links on older pages may no
longer be valid. Google Chrome may not display some older pages
correctly as these were published before this browser was available.
You are advised to use Mozilla Firefox to view archived frontpages.