State Papers Online: Early Modern Government in Britain and Europe (1509-1782)

State Papers Online, 1509-1714 is a collection of English government documents originating from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries when the King or Queen acted as Prime Minister as well as Monarch. The papers feature the office archives and correspondence of the secretaries of state serving the Monarch as facsimile manuscript documents accessed directly or via the fully searchable Calendar entries (abstracts or transcriptions). This collection contains information on every facet of English government, including social and economic affairs, law and order, religious policy, crown possessions and intelligence gathering as well as Britain's international relations and foreign policy. Part I: The Tudors: Henry VIII to Elizabeth I, 1509-1603: State Papers Domestic contains 380,000 facsimile manuscript documents linked to fully-searchable Calendar entries, Part I delivers the complete collection of State Papers Domestic for this era. In 2012 added Part II: The Tudors, 1509-1603: State Papers Foreign, Scotland, Borders, Ireland and Registers of the Privy Council. And added: Part III: The Stuarts and Commonwealth, James I - Anne I, 1603-1714: State Papers Domestic. In 2013 added Part IV, The Stuarts, Foreign, 1603-1714. The fifth installment of the archive, State Papers Online, Eighteenth Century 1714-1782, Part 1: State Papers Domestic, Military, Naval and Registers of the Privy Council, offers access to approx. 300,000 rare British government manuscripts from the reigns of King George I, King George II, and part of the reign of King George III plus Military, Naval, Plantation Registers, Sheriffs Lists and State Papers Scotland and Ireland. Key themes covered by the collection are the establishment of the British Empire as a dominant Colonial power, the development of agriculture and industrialization, and European Enlightenment. (Not updated)

Time-span

1509 - 1782

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SUBSCRIPTION

License Info

Unlimited simultaneous users licensed.

Publisher

Gale Cengage

Notes

Great Britain government

Resource Types

Reference Source

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