State Papers Online: an introduction to documents on Tudor and Stuart society, life, and government

State Papers Online I – IV: The Tudors, Stuarts & Commonwealth 1509-1714 (Foreign & Domestic) is a database containing everyday working papers of the British royal government. They bring to life Tudor and Stuart society and government, religion and politics in all its drama, allowing scholars to trace the remarkable – and frequently violent – transformations of the 16th and 17th centuries. The papers are digitised images and are accompanied by the Calendars. The demonstration will show how to search for and browse the database. Drawing on the Weston Library’s own collection of State Papers, the session will showcase of an original example.