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September 2008

New Annotation Tool for British History Online

Jonathan Blaney, 27 September 2008

British History Online is pleased to be able to launch a new annotation tool. Registered users will now be able to correct factual or transcription errors in the original calendars, add background, link to a corresponding resource or add a document transcription. User annotations - which will update, correct, and expand the calendars - will be visible to other readers. A free registration to the site is required. In the first instance, the annotation feature has been activated for the State Papers Colonial and the Journals of the Board of Trade and Plantations:

State Papers, Simancas

Jonathan Blaney, 16 September 2008

All four volumes of the Calendar of State Papers, Spain (Simancas), are now live. These volumes, calendaring the papers in Spanish archives that relate to English affairs, cover the whole of the reign of Elizabeth I. They illuminate, from the Spanish perspective, events such as the Babington Plot, the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Spanish Armada. Read the entire series here:

Blomefield's history of Norfolk

Dr Peter Webster, 12 September 2008

Volume 1 of Blomefield's history is now live. The 'Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk' was begun in 1739, and is here given in the ten-volume edition of 1805-10. It remains the most comprehensive local history of the county. Read it at: