Linking to the Interregnum

March 3, 2012 § Leave a comment

A gathering of links to public records for those researching the history of the Commonwealth and Protectorate.

Analytical Index to the Series of Records Known as the Remembrancia, 1579-1664. A topical index of “correspondence between central government and officials of the City of London relating to the rights, privileges, customs, trade and religious life of the City.”
Calendar of State Papers Domestic, Interregnum
, in 13 volumes, from February 1649 to May 1660

Calendar of State Papers Relating to English Affairs in the Archives of Venice, Volumes 28-32
Cardiff Records, Volume 5, “Two Local Notables”, biographies of Christopher Love (convicted of treason and beheaded in 1651) and Protestant martyr Rawlins White (burned to death 1555).
Clergy of the Church of England Database, 1540-1835
A Collection of the State Papers of John Thurloe
Dictionary of Traded Goods and Commodities, 1550-1820
The Manuscripts of Lincoln, Bury St. Edmunds etc.: Fourteenth Report, Appendix, Part VIII
Journal of the House of Commons, Volume 6,1648-51
Journal of the House of Commons, Volume 7, 1651-60
The Letters of John Paige, London Merchant, 1648-58According to the editor’s Introduction, Paige’s letters constitute “the most complete documentation that is extant for any London merchant of the Interregnum. And … reveal the mind and methods of a young merchant who dispatched ships to five continents, counselled the government on matters of trade, and would serve for many years as a director of the East India Company.”
Middlesex County Records, Volume 3, 1625-67

The Parliamentary Diary of Thomas Burton
, MP for Westmorland, 1653-59
The Protector’s Speech at Opening of Parliament, 17 September 1656

The Records of St. Bartholomew’s Priory [and] St. Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield, Volume 2
, Rectors and Their Times, 17th Century


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