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March 2007

Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum now live

Dr Paul Seaward, 26 March 2007

This edition of 1911, edited by Firth and Rait, is now live. As well as providing the full text of the legislation passed in a period of remarkable political ferment, it also complements the Journal of the House of Commons for the same period, and volume 5 of the Statutes of the Realm, which includes the legislation passed in the periods immediately before and after the Interregnum. Read them all at:

Two volumes of Edward Hasted's ''History of Kent'' are now live

Elizabeth Williamson, 16 March 2007

Volumes 1 and 4 of Hasted's History are now live. Published in 12 volumes in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, Edward Hasted's work remains the most comprehensive single local history of the whole county. It is intended to add other volumes gradually over the next 18 months. Read more at:

Statutes and charters of St Paul's cathedral now live

Dr Matthew Davies, 12 March 2007

The Registrum of St Paul's cathedral is now live. The Registrum Statutorum et Consuetudinum.. contains the collected charters, statutes, privileges and other illustrative documents of the cathedral church from its earliest days until the nineteenth century. A presentation volume for new canons of the cathedral, it includes the statutes as assembled by Baldock and Lisieux, plus later enactments, and the same for the college of minor canons and the Fraternity of Jesus, and visitation articles and other documents illustrative of the church's history. Read more of this, and on the history of other monastic and cathedral foundations using the links:

VCH for Lancashire completed

Elizabeth Williamson, 05 March 2007

Volumes 5 and 6 are now live. They cover the hundred of Leyland, and parts of the hundreds of Blackburn and Salford. This now completes our holdings of parish volumes for Lancashire. Read the full set at: