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The official record of the House. Includes volumes 1-12 (1547-1699) & 85 (1830).

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Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11547-1629

(1802)
The earliest volume of the official minute book of the House of Commons, covering the reigns of Edward VI, Mary, Elizabeth I, James I and Charles I to 1629.

Journal of the House of Commons: volume 21640-1643

(1802)
The official minute book of the House of Commons, covering the Short Parliament and beginning of the Long Parliament of Charles I, and the period running up to the outbreak of civil war in 1643

Journal of the House of Commons: volume 31643-1644

(1802)
The official minute book of the House of Commons, covering the central period of the English Civil War

Journal of the House of Commons: volume 41644-1646

(1802)
Covers the end of the Civil War, the King's surrender at Newark, and the formation of the New Model Army.

Journal of the House of Commons: volume 51646-1648

(1802)
Covers the period of the Second Civil War.

Journal of the House of Commons: volume 61648-1651

(1802)
The period of the execution of the King and the formation of the Commonwealth.

Journal of the House of Commons: volume 71651-1660

(1802)
The period of the Barebones Parliament and the rule of the two Cromwells as Lord Protector, and the preparation for the restoration of the monarchy.

Journal of the House of Commons: volume 81660-1667

(1802)
Official minute book of the House of Commons, covering the early years of the restored monarchy of Charles II.

Journal of the House of Commons: volume 91667-1687

(1802)
Covers a period of European war, the Exclusion Crisis and the accession of James II.

Journal of the House of Commons: volume 101688-1693

(1802)
Covers the period of the Glorious Revolution and the accession of William and Mary.

Journal of the House of Commons: volume 111693-1697

(1803)
Covers the period of the death of Queen Mary, extended warfare with France, and the founding of the Bank of England.

Journal of the House of Commons: volume 121697-1699

(1803)
Covers part of the reign of William III, and the first Partition Treaty with France (1698).