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State Papers Online, Part I: The Tudors: Henry VIII to Elizabeth I


State Papers Online, Part I: The Tudors: Henry VIII to Elizabeth I
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1509 - 1603. (Gale Cengage Learning) limited to students, faculty, and staff of the University of Texas at Austin fulltext of articles available
Provides a collection of English government documents originating from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries (during this time, the King or Queen acted as Prime Minister as well as Monarch). Features the office archives and correspondence of the secretaries of state serving the Monarch as facsimile manuscript documents accessed directly or via the fully searchable Calendar entries (abstracts or transcriptions). Contains information on every facet of English government, including social and economic affairs, law and order, religious policy, crown possessions and intelligence gathering as well as Britain's international relations and foreign policy.

Key themes of Part I include:
  • Henry VIII’s relations with Europe
  • The Reformation
  • The Dissolution of Monasteries
  • Elizabeth I: Marriage and the Succession
  • Voyages of Discovery of Drake, Gilbert, Hawkins and Frobisher
  • Relations between the Crown and the nobility
  • The rise and fall of the Earl of Essex
  • The diplomacy of William Cecil and Francis Walsingham
 
 
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English Literature
History
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
 
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