The CENDARI project is developing a pilot research infrastructure for use by historians within two pilot areas - World War 1 (WW1) and Medieval European History. The RI leverages existing digital and analogue archival resources and provides digital tools for the aggregation, interrogation and visualisation of historical data and resources. The CENDARI team has developed a prototype Note-Taking Environment based on a User Scenario from the WW1 pilot area, which forms part of a larger Virtual Research Environment (VRE). The note-taking environment allows a researcher to store, organise and search data as well as annotating, creating and visualising the data within a personalised data-space. The prototype also demonstrates a public data-space for collaborating with colleagues and the wider research community.