On trial: State Papers Online, Part III

Thanks to a request from staff members in both HCA and ECA the Library currently has trial access to State Papers Online, Part III: The Stuarts: James I to Anne, 1603-1714: State Papers Domestic from Gale Cengage. This database is a digital collection of English government documents originating primarily from the seventeenth century that allow you to take an in-depth view of some of the issues dominating England at that time.

You can access the database via the E-resources trials page. Access is available both on and off-campus.

Trial access ends 21st November 2018.

State Papers Online, Part III documents one of the most compelling and turbulent eras in Britain’s social, political and religious history. The era’s internal struggles come to life through a wealth of primary source documents including: royal and diplomatic correspondence, reports and parliamentary drafts from civil servants and provincial administrators.

[Screenshot from] An Act of the Commons of England assembled in Parliament for erecting of a High Court of Justice for the trying and judging of Charles Steward [Stuart], King of England. Document Ref.: SP 16/517 f.1. Folio Numbers: ff. NA. Date: Jan. 6–30 1648–49. Source Archive: The National Archives of the UK. State Papers Online, Gale, Cengage Learning, 2018.

Included among its almost 1 million pages scholars will find accounts of the English Civil War, the execution of Charles I, the subsequent rise of Cromwell, the Restoration of Charles II and the invasion of William of Orange. As well as providing detailed accounts of daily life and events across all strata of society.

The database can be accessed for the duration of the trial period via e-resources trials.
Access available until 21st November 2018.
Feedback welcome.

Access is only available to current students and staff at University of Edinburgh.

Please note, the Library already has access to State Papers Online, 1509-1714: Part II: The Tudors: Henry VIII to Elizabeth I, 1509-1603: State Papers Foreign: Ireland, Scotland, Borders and Registers of the Privy Council. This can be accessed via the primary source database list or the Databases A-Z list.

Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for History, Classics and Archaeology

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