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State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782


State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782 extends Gale’s widely acclaimed British State Papers Online programme into the eighteenth century, giving researchers and students unprecedented access to British Government records during the Age of Enlightenment.


State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782 represents the final section of the State Papers series from the National Archives in the UK - before the series was closed and replaced by the Home Office and Foreign Office series in 1782. Covering the reigns of the Hanover rulers George I (1714-1727), George II (1727-1760) and part of the reign of George III (up to 1782), the manuscripts that reveal the behind the scenes, day-to-day running of government during the eighteenth century.

As such, State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782 is vital to any understanding of the political, social and economic history of the period and an essential resource for any scholar or student studying the eighteenth century.


Part I: State Papers Domestic, Military and Naval and the Registers of the Privy Council

Part II: State Papers Foreign: Low Countries and Germany

Part III: State Papers Foreign: Western Europe [releasing March 2017]

● Part IV: State Papers Foreign: Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Turkey (2018)


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