Includes extensive official and private records of Parliament, and the urban history of London, Glasgow, Cardiff and other major cities.
Survey of London
Detailed studies of the capital's architecture and topography, since 1894. 43 volumes.
Calendars and transcripts of medieval and early modern records. 5 volumes.
Statutes of the Realm
The full text of Statutes passed into law by the two Houses of Parliament. 3 volumes.
Churchwardens', parish clerks' and other parish records. 3 volumes.
The Commissions for building fifty new churches
The minute books, 1711-27, a calendar
Records of the body charged with building new churches to provide for the rapidly growing population of London after the Great Fire. Amongst these 50 churches were several by Nicholas Hawksmoor.
Register of the Freemen of the City of York: Vol. 2
Publications of the Surtees Society, vol. 102. The register records admissions to the freedom of the city, arranged chronologically by regnal year. This second volume covers the period from the accession of Elizabeth I to the death of George II.
Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660
The full text of legislation passed into law during the Interregnum. Contains over 900 pieces of legislation. ranging from that concerning the trial and execution of William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury to the regulation of trade in currants, and from the propagation of the Gospel in the New World to the draining of the Great Fen. Originally published in three volumes, it is here given together, along with a table of acts passed and a substantial introduction.
Roger Whitley's Diary 1684-1697
Bodleian Library, MS Eng Hist c 711
Diary of a Cheshire gentleman, Whig Member of Parliament for Chester in 1689-97 and landholder in Wales, covering a period in which he steered a difficult political course. Michael Stevens' transcription is published by permission of the Bodleian Library.
Calendar of Border Papers: volume 2
The second of two volumes of border papers, bringing the coverage up until the accession of James VI of Scotland as king of England.
Dictionary of Traded Goods and Commodities, 1550-1820
A dictionary of nearly 4,000 terms found used in documents relating to trade and retail in early modern Britain. It represents part of a larger dataset produced by the Dictionary Project at the University of Wolverhampton, by whose kind permission it is reproduced here.
Hasted, History of Kent
The second edition of Edward Hasted's history, published between 1797 and 1801. 12 volumes.
Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714
This volume lists members of the University of Oxford from 1500 to 1714, along with brief biographical details such as ecclesiastical positions held and family relationships among the alumni.
Historical Account of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Including the Borough of Gateshead
The 'Descriptive and Historical Account of the Town and County of Newcastle-upon-Tyne' by the Newcastle author and publisher Eneas Mackenzie. It contains historical and contemporary accounts of the religious, civic, educational and cultural buildings and institutions of the city in the early nineteenth century.
A New History of London
Including Westminster and Southwark
Noorthouck's 'New History' falls into two parts. The first is a narrative history of London from the Roman period until the 1770s. The second gives accounts of the present state of the City (organised by ward), and of much of Westminster, Southwark and Lambeth. It also includes an Appendix of charters and statutes relating to the City, and lists of mayors, bishops and other officers.
A History of the County of Durham: Volume 3
Covers the cathedral city of Durham, including an account of the cathedral itself. Also covers Stockton ward in the south-east of the county (bordering North Yorkshire) including Hartlepool and Stockton on Tees.