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What makes State Papers Online a really valuable research archive for Early Modern research? SPO overcomes the difficulty of matching an individual Calendar.

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2 What makes State Papers Online a really valuable research archive for Early Modern research? SPO overcomes the difficulty of matching an individual Calendar entry to the original Paper by linking each facsimile document to its Calendar entry *All the Calendars are fully searchable including the indexes *SPO unites State Papers Domestic, Foreign, Scotland, Borders, Ireland, Lansdowne Collection Burghley Papers, Cotton, Harley manuscripts with the Registers of the Privy Council plus the Calendars and transcriptions of the Cecil Papers at Hatfield House

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5 Part 1: The Tudors, Henry VIII to Elizabeth I, 1509-1603: State Papers Domestic TNA: SP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15 BL: Lansdowne, Burghley Papers Hatfield House: Cecil Papers (Calendars and transcriptions only) Calendars to all Part II: The Tudors, Henry VIII to Elizabeth I, 1509-1603: State Papers Foreign, Ireland, Scotland, Borders and Registers of the Privy Council TNA: SP 46, 49, 50,51, 52, 53, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71, 75, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 88, 89, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 108, PC 2 BL: State Papers in the Cotton, Harley Collection, Yelverton Manuscripts Calendars or lists to all

6 Part III: The Stuarts: James I, to Anne, 1603-1714: State Papers Domestic TNA: SP 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45 BL: Coke Papers: Add MS 64870-64924, 69868-69935, 69936-69998, 4157-4158 Calendars to all Part IV: The Stuarts: James I to Anne, 1603-1714: State Papers Foreign, Ireland and Registers of Privy Council TNA: SP 46, 47, 54, 57, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 71, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 108, 112, PC 1, 2, 4, 6 BL: State Papers in the Harley Collection Calendars or lists to all Part 1:380,000pp of docs13% Part II: 500,000pp 18% Part III:1,100,000pp 40% Part IV:900,000pp 29% Total:2,880,000pp100%

7 Dr Paul AyrisUniversity College London Dr Amanda BevanThe National Archives Dr John CooperUniversity of York Professor Tom Cogswell University of California, Riverside Dr Richard CustUniversity of Birmingham Professor Norman JonesUtah State University Professor John MillerQueen Mary, University of London Professor John MorrillUniversity of Cambridge Dr Neil YoungerUniversity of Birmingham General Editors: Parts I and II (Sixteenth Century): Dr Stephen Alford, University of Cambridge Parts III and IV (Seventeenth Century): Professor John Miller, Queen Mary, University of London Advisory Board

8 Power & Rule Religion and the State Henry VIII The Reformation Rule by a minor Henry VIIIs break with Rome Rule by a woman (twice) Establishment of Protestant Church of England Marriage alliances – the person and the State Mary Is marriage with Philip (later Philip II of Spain) Marriage proposals for Elizabeth I Wars and treaties – diplomacy domestic and foreign Naval power, War against the Armada & Sir Francis Drake Treaty with the Netherlands Irish rebellion Relationship between Scotland and England – James I Themes of SPO Part I: 1509 - 1603

9 Advanced search with search fields and limiters *All = Calendar Entries plus front matter, end matter, indexes *Text = Calendar/transcription Entries only *Document Title *Series number = SP 10 or SP 10/1 *Place of writing *Author *Recipient

10 Results List

11 Calendar View

12 Parallel view: Calendar and Document

13 Document View

14 Full Screen Document View

15 Browse Calendar

16 Browse Manuscripts

17 Mock-up: Document and notepad

18 …this project would be of tremendous interest, both as a research tool and a teaching device at undergraduate & postgraduate levels, comparable to EEBO or Thomson's own ECCO.Dr Henry French, University of Exeter If affordable, every research library would want to buy this.... linking the correct Calendar reference to the document would be huge advance. Dr John Cooper, University of York Containing facsimile manuscript material as well as the printed calendars, it is an absolutely fantastic - and unrivalled - resource for early modernists working on a huge range of topics. Dr Garthine Walker, University of Cardiff [SPO] can help us answer what is meant by the state and what were its functions. Professor Mark Knights, University of Warwick The significance of SPO has been immediately recognized

19 Essays for SPO I by leading scholars with links to the documents 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 VIIIs 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

20 Submit annotations Send comments, corrections, transcriptions for inclusion in the product Reference and Links Abbreviations Glossaries Dates Money, weights and measures Chronology Officers of Government Links to Related Online Resources –Biographies, Understanding Documents, Palaeography Courses, Latin Courses –Primary Sources, Texts, Catalogues and Bibliographies, Maps and Place Names

21 Image Library Portraits of key figures Illustrations – from the funeral of Queen Elizabeth to illustrations of London and the Thames Maps – including Lord Burghleys Atlas Key Documents A selection of key documents from the archive – enables quick access for teaching

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