Monday, July 20, 2009

State Papers Online, part 2

State Papers, Part II is now avaliable here!

Key themes of Part II include:
  • Mary, Queen of Scots: captivity, trial and execution
  • French wars of Religion between Catholics and Huguenots (1562-98)
  • 1541 Act raising Ireland into a Kingdom annexed to the Crown of England
  • Henry VIII’s ‘rough wooing’ of Scotland
  • England’s defeat of Philip II of Spain’s Grand Armada in 1588
  • Beginning of 80-year war between Spain and the Netherlands in 1566
  • England's relations with the Barbary States, Denmark, Flanders, France, Genoa, Holy Roman Empire, German States, Hambery and Hanse Towns, Holland and Flanders, Italian State and Rome, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Savoy and Sardinia, Sicily and Naples, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Tuscany and Venice
  • Letters to and from the English agents in Scotland: the ambassadors Randolphe, Killigrew and the two Bowes, and the secretarial assistant Nicolson
  • Extents and valors of the possessions of dissolved religious houses in Ireland, and those attainted of high treason, including Gerald, Earl of Kildare (1540-1583).
I think it's only allowed for schools/institutions at this point, otherwise, I'd be all over it!


  1. There are several areas where users can get online access to state papers, some run by private companies, some run by university departments. They include (but are not limited to) the Fine Rolls project at King's College, London, Tanner Ritchie, British History Online, Proquest's Colonial State Papers, and (depending on where you are) Google Book Search
    Whilst cost is important, quality also varies so you should always check for accuracy (and comprehensiveness) before you make a decision.

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