State Papers Online, 1509-1714
This four-part collection of primarily Early Modern materials consists of:
- Facsimile images of almost three million State Papers
- Direct linking between the facsimile images of the manuscripts and their individual calendar entries
- Hyperlinking between all references in the calendar indexes and the calendar entries
- The Irish Manuscript Commission series of Calendars of State Papers Ireland
- The manuscripts collections of Sir William Cecil (Lord Burghley) and his successor, Robert Burghley, from the National Archives and the British Library (Lansdowne Collection), as well as the complete twenty-four volumes of the Calendars of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House and the Haynes/Murdin transcriptions
An international resource
The global reach of the series offers researchers the scope to explore documents covering Britain's diplomatic relations and trade in Europe and with the Ottoman Empire, Russia, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Users can read letters from popes, cardinals and bishops, Holy Roman emperors, and the kings of France and Spain as well as rulers, diplomats, counselors, and agents from every other country in Europe. By providing little-studied volumes online, State Papers Online, 1509-1714 represents enormous potential for new research.
Who is it for?
State Papers Online, 1509-1714 is a core resource for any student or researcher studying and publishing in the following areas:
- Early modern British and European history, including diplomacy, politics, society, culture, law, religion, kingship and queenship, exploration, travel and trade, and the early empire
- Early modern literature
- Renaissance and Reformation studies
- Tudor and Stuart studies