State Papers Online, The Government of Britain, 1509-1714

Название: State Papers Online, The Government of Britain, 1509-1714
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Организация: Gale
Город, страна: , Великобритания, США
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Назначение: исследования, образование
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Тип: фактографическая
Тип источников: письменные
Подход к созданию: источнико-ориентированная
Область знания: история
Область истории: социально-экономическая, политическая
География: Западная Европа
  • период: средневековая, новая
  • века: 16 .. 18
  • годы: 1509 .. 1714
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Язык интерфейса: английский
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Description: State Papers Online 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. The current collection includes:

Part I: The Tudors, 1509-1603: State Papers Domestic. Key themes of Part I include:

  • Henry VIII’s relations with Europe
  • The Reformation
  • The Dissolution of Monasteries
  • Elizabeth I: Marriage and the Succession
  • Voyages of Discovery of Drake, Gilbert, Hawkins and Frobisher
  • Relations between the Crown and the nobility
  • The rise and fall of the Earl of Essex
  • The diplomacy of William Cecil and Francis Walsingham.

Part II: The Tudors, 1509-1603: State Papers Foreign, Scotland, Borders,Ireland and Registers of the Privy Council. 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).

Part III: The Stuarts: James I to Anne, 1603-1714: State Papers Domestic. Key themes of Part III include:

  • The Coronation of James I (1603)
  • The Gunpowder Plot (1605)
  • The Pilgrim Fathers’ migration to New England (1620)
  • The Coronation of Charles I (1625)
  • The beginning of the English Civil War (1642)
  • The trial and execution of Charles I (1649)
  • Act passed declaring England a Commonwealth (1649)
  • Oliver Cromwell claims the title of Lord Protector (1653)
  • Restoration of the monarchy - Charles II (1660)
  • The Great Fire of London (1666)
  • William of Orange invades England and becomes joint ruler with his wife, Anne (1688)
  • The Coronation of Anne (1702)

Part IV: The Stuarts: James I to Anne, 1603 – 1714: State Papers Foreign, Ireland, Scotland and Acts of Privy Council is an extensive collection of all the foreign state papers of the British monarchy from the reign of James I in 1603 to the end of the reign of Queen Anne, in 1714. This unique online resource reproduces the original historical manuscripts in facsimile and links each manuscript to its corresponding fully-searchable calendar entry. It is an unprecedented, groundbreaking primary source collection for British Early Modern history and courses on the Stuarts.
Coverage: 1509-1714


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