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"Vast in scope and breathtaking in detail, The Complete State Papers Domestic furnish a logical starting point for research on nearly any subject from defense preparations to village maypoles. The quality of the present series is unvaryingly high. Reproduction is bright and crisp. The preparation of this series is a monumental service." -- Robert W. Kenny, George Washington University
An indispensable tool for researchers of all levels, this collection reflects virtually every facet of Stuart political, economic, and religious affairs, including government finance and administration, parliamentary relations, the emergence of political parties, military and naval affairs during a period of prolonged warfare and colonial expansion, social welfare, trade, foreign policy and more. The core of the collection comprises correspondence and working papers of the secretaries of state, who acted as a clearing house for almost all aspects of government business.
Series One: Units 1-10, 227 reels
Units 1-5: Edward VI, Mary I, Elizabeth I, 1547-1603
Units 6-9: James I, 1603-1625
Unit 10: Addenda, 1547-1625
Series Two, Units 11-35, 552 reels
Units 11-18: Charles I, 1625-1648
Units 19-24: Interregnum, 1649-1660
Units 25-34: Charles II
Unit 35: William III and Mary--King William's Chest
Units 36-41: Henry VIII, 1509-1547
Henry VIII's reign was one of the most decisive periods of British history, dominated by intense diplomatic activity. From the rise of Thomas Cromwell to the lives of ordinary British people during the 16th century, detailed primary sources offer insight into the political and social atmosphere of this time and document the Reformation; the divorce crisis; Cardinal Wolsey's ascendancy; the wars with France and Scotland; and numerous illustrations of contemporary English life.
Complete Collection: 903 reels