27 August 2010

New e-Resource - State Papers Online II and III

Mary Queen of Scots
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We're delighted to announce the purchase of Parts II and III of State Papers Online:
      to accompany the earlier purchase of Part I: The Tudors: Henry VIII to Elizabeth I, 1509-1603: State Papers Domestic.
       
      State Papers Online 1509-1714 is a searchable archive of 16th and 17th Century State Papers (Domestic, Foreign, Scotland, Ireland) and Registers of the Privy Council, relevant to research in politics; government; social, economic and religious history.  Over 450,000 facsimile images (775,000 pages) of original manuscripts preserved by the National Archives, are linked to their searchable Calendar entries.

      The correspondence of ruling monarchs, reports, memoranda, treaties and parliamentary drafts from ambassadors, civil servants and provincial administrators, presents a full picture of Tudor and Stuart government and society. A wide range of government concerns are covered, from high level international politics and diplomacy, to charges against a steward for poisoning others.

      Part IV: The Stuarts: James to Anne, 1603-1714: State Papers, Foreign, Ireland and Registers of the Privy Council is scheduled for 2011.

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