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State Papers Online, 1509-1714 contains thematic and topical essays by leading scholars of Early Modern History providing students unfamiliar with the material with helpful in-roads into the collections:

PART I: ESSAYS (16th century)


Introduction

Dr Stephen Alford, University of Cambridge

The State Papers of Henry VIII: The Archives and the Documents
Dr Amanda Bevan, The National Archives

The State Papers of Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I: The Archives and the Documents
Dr Stephen Alford

The Calendars and their Editors, 1856-2006
Dr C. S. Knighton, formerly at The National Archives

Tudor Monarchy
Dr John Cooper, University of York

The Tudor State
Dr Neil Younger, University of Birmingham

Tudor Society
Matthew Clark, University of Cambridge

Henry VIII’s Break with Rome
Dr Richard Rex, University of Cambridge

Politicians and Statesmen I: Cardinal Wolsey
Dr David Grummitt, The History of Parliament

Politicians and Statesmen II: William Cecil, Lord Burghley
Dr Stephen Alford

PART II: ESSAYS (16th century)


The Role of the Ambassador and the use of Ciphers

Dr Tracy Sowerby, University of Oxford

Mary, Queen of Scots
Dr Natalie Mears, University of Durham

Tudor Ireland
Professor Rory Rapple, University of Notre Dame

Tudor England's Relations with Spain, the Holy Roman Empire and the Low Countries
Dr Simon Adams, University of Strathclyde

Tudor England's Relations with France
Dr Simon Adams, University of Strathclyde

England, the Ottomans and the Barbary Coast in the late Sixteenth Century
Dr Christine Woodhead, University of Durham

The Tudor Privy Council, c.1540-1603
Dr David J. Crankshaw, King’s College London

PART III: ESSAYS (17th century)


The Secretaries' Office and the Public Records in the Seventeenth Century

Dr Alan Marshall, Bath Spa University

The Government and its Records, 1603-1640

Dr Andrew Thrush, History of Parliament Trust

The Government and its Records, 1640-1660
Dr Stephen K. Roberts, The History of Parliament Trust

Stuart Government, 1660-1714
Dr Alan Marshall, Bath Spa University

Seventeenth-Century Monarchy
Dr Anna Keay, English Heritage

Religion in the State Papers, 1603-1640
Professor Michael Questier, Queen Mary, University of London

Religion, 1640-1714
Professor John Miller, Queen Mary, University of London

Order and Disorder in the Seventeenth Century

Professor John Miller, Queen Mary, University of London

News, Politics and People, 1603-1714
Dr Jason Peacey, University College, London


PART IV: ESSAYS (17th century)

Introduction to State Papers Online and the Seventeenth-Century State Papers, 1603–1714
Professor John Miller, Queen Mary, University of London

State Papers Foreign, 1603–1640

Professor Thomas Cogswell, University of California, Riverside

Ireland and the State Papers, 1603–1714

Dr Charles Ivar McGrath, University College Dublin

Seventeenth-Century Scandinavia: The Evidence in the State Papers

Professor Steven Murdoch, University of St Andrews

The Dutch Republic

David Onnekink, University of Utrecht

Scotland and the ‘British problem’, 1603–1714
Dr Laura A. M. Stewart, Birkbeck College, University of London

The “Decline” of Spain in the Seventeenth Century

Dr Christopher Storrs, University of Dundee