18 February 2014

Trial e-Resource - State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century 1714-1782


We have trial access to State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century; 1714-1782 - until 18 March 2014. 

State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, Part I: The Hanovers, 1714-1782: State Papers Domestic, Military and Naval and Registers of the Privy Council is the continuation of State Papers Online 1509-1714, and is vital to any understanding of the political, social and economic history of the period.

Part I concentrates on British domestic politics and society and contains a wealth of once classified detail about the reigns of the three Georges, from the accession of the Hanoverian monarchs to the British throne in 1714, to the end of the State Papers series in 1782.  Unparalleled access is provided to thousands of manuscripts that reveal the behind-the-scenes, day-to-day running of government during this period. Parts II and III are to follow.
 
It includes contemporary accounts of the turbulent events of George I’s reign (the Jacobite uprisings); the development of Cabinet government; the ascension of George II and the consolidation of Whig supremacy; the inept handling of the colonies that marred the early years of George III’s reign, etc.


SPO 18th Century PowerPoint presentation 

Trial Access

On-campus - access here

Off-campus - access here, then login with your University account details - please note that this link leads to a search of all the State Papers Online databases - to search State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century only:
  • click on the Home button (top left of SPO search screen)
  • then choose the link for State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century 1714-1782, on the previous page
NB: The Library has already purchased permanent access to State Papers Online 1509-1714 (Parts I-IV)

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