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From the Tanner Collection of Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford
Thomas Tanner (1674-1735), author, churchman and indefatigable collector of manuscripts, was one of the key figures in the resurgence of historical and antiquarian research of the later 17th and early 18th centuries. As a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, chancellor of the diocese of Norwich and finally Bishop of St. Asaph, he was well placed in both academic and ecclesiastical worlds. His collection of manuscripts forms one of Britain's finest individually assembled archives.
Part One: Church, State and Politics in England after the Civil War (1648-1699)
Part Oneconsists of Vol. 15 and Vols. 20-57 inclusive from the Tanner Manuscripts. The documents reproduced span the years 1648-1699 and cover a wide range of topics.
Part Two: Church, State and Politics in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century England (1570-1647)
Subjects covered in Part Two include attacks on the king's ministers; preparations for and the waging of war; the treatment of royalist delinquents; negotiations with the Scots; political and religious agitation in the army; the Clubman movement; and peace negotiations between the king, parliament, the army and the Scots.
Part Three: Church, State and Politics in Seventeenth Century England (1600-1700)
The emphasis of Part Three is on the archive of William Sancroft, Archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of Charles II and James II.
Part Four: Church, State and Politics in England (1550-1700)
There is a primary but not exclusive emphasis on church affairs between the 15th and early 18th centuries. Many papers deal with the procedures, powers and abuses of the ecclesiastical and Episcopal courts.
Complete Collection: 85 reels