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The official record of proceedings in the House (1509-1793, 1830-2).

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Journal of the House of Lords: volume 11509-1577

(1767-1830)
Official minute book of the House of Lords. Covers the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary and the first half of the reign of Elizabeth I.

Journal of the House of Lords: volume 21578-1614

(1767-1830)
Minute book of the House, covering the latter half of the reign of Elizabeth I and the accession of James I. Covers the period of the Spanish Armada and the Gunpowder Plot.

Journal of the House of Lords: volume 31620-1628

(1767-1830)
Covers the end of the reign of James I and the accession of Charles I.

Journal of the House of Lords: volume 41629-42

(1767-1830)
Covers the period of the Short and Long Parliaments of Charles I, the first Parliaments after the 11-year Personal Rule.

Journal of the House of Lords: volume 51642-1643

(1767-1830)
Covers the period from April 1642 to April 1643, the period of the first Civil War.

Journal of the House of Lords: volume 61643

(1767-1830)
Covers the period from April 1643 to September 1644, the continuation of the first Civil War.

Journal of the House of Lords: volume 71644

(1767-1830)
Covers period from September 1644 to November 1645.

Journal of the House of Lords: volume 81645-1647

(1767-1830)
Covers the period from November 1645 to February 1647.

Journal of the House of Lords: volume 91646

(1767-1830)
Covers the period from February 1647 to January 1648, including the seizing of control of Parliament by Cromwell and the New Model Army in August 1647.

Journal of the House of Lords: volume 101648-1649

(1767-1830)
Covers the period of the Second Civil War, Pride's Purge, the Rump Parliament and the trial and execution of Charles I.

Journal of the House of Lords: volume 111660-1666

(1767-1830)
The official minute book of the House of Lords, covering the early years of the restored monarchy of Charles II

Journal of the House of Lords: volume 121666-1675

(1767-1830)
The official minute book of the House of Lords, covering the middle years of the reign of Charles II.

Journal of the House of Lords: volume 131675-1681

(1767-1830)
Covering the last years of the reign of Charles II, including the end of the Cavalier Parliament and the Parliaments during the period of the 'Popish Plot' and Exclusion Crisis of 1678-81. The Journal contains Titus Oates's narrative of the Plot.

Journal of the House of Lords: volume 141685-1691

(1767-1830)
Covers the period of the accession of James II, the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and the advent of William and Mary.

Journal of the House of Lords: volume 151691-1696

(1767-1830)
The official minute book of the House of Lords covering the middle period of the reign of William III and Mary II, and the war with France.

Journal of the House of Lords: volume 161696-1701

(1767-1830)
Covers a period of intense European diplomacy including the Partition treaties concerning Spanish territory.

Journal of the House of Lords: volume 171701-1705

(1767-1830)
Covers the period of the accession of Queen Anne and the War of the Spanish Succession with France

Journal of the House of Lords: volume 181705-1709

(1767-1830)
Covers the period of the continuing War of the Spanish Succession and the Act of Union, uniting England and Scotland as Great Britain.

Journal of the House of Lords: volume 191709-1714

(1767-1830)
Covers the last years of the reign of Queen Anne.

Journal of the House of Lords: volume 201714-1717

(1767-1830)
Covers the period of the accession of George I, the Jacobite rebellion and the passing of the Septennial Act.

Journal of the House of Lords: volume 211718-1721

(1767-1830)
Covers the period November 1718 to March 1721, the middle years of the reign of George I.

Journal of the House of Lords: volume 221722-1726

(1767-1830)
Covers the period May 1722 to December 1726, the final years of the reign of George I.

Journal of the House of Lords volume 231727-1731

(1767-1830)
Covers the period January 1727 to November 1731: the final months of the reign of George I and the beginning of the reign of George II.

Journal of the House of Lords volume 241732-1737

(1767-1830)
Covers the period January 1732 to January 1737.

Journal of the House of Lords volume 251737-1741

(1767-1830)
Covers the period February 1737 to October 1741.

Journal of the House of Lords volume 261741-1746

(1767-1830)
Covers the period December 1741 to September 1746.

Journal of the House of Lords volume 271746-1752

(1767-1830)
Covers the period November 1746 to October 1752.

Journal of the House of Lords volume 281753-1756

(1767-1830)
Covers the period January 1753 to November 1756.

Journal of the House of Lords volume 291756-1760

(1767-1830)
Covers the period December 1756 to September 1760, the final years of the reign of George II.

Journal of the House of Lords volume 301760-1764

(1767-1830)
Covers the period October 1760 to October 1764, the beginning of the reign of George III.

Journal of the House of Lords volume 311765-1767

(1767-1830)
Covers the period January 1765 to October 1767, a period in which legislation prompted opposition in Colonial America.

Journal of the House of Lords volume 321768-1770

(1767-1830)
Covers the period November 1767 to September 1770, a period of increasing hostility between Colonial America and Westminster.

Journal of the House of Lords volume 331770-1773

(1767-1830)
Covers the period November 1770 to November 1773, the period leading up to the American War of Independence.

Journal of the House of Lords volume 341774-1776

(1767-1830)
Covers the period January 1774 to October 1776, the period of the American War of Independence.

Journal of the House of Lords volume 351776-1779

(1767-1830)
Covers the period October 1776 to October 1779.

Journal of the House of Lords volume 361779-1783

(1767-1830)
Covers the period November 1779 to October 1783.

Journal of the House of Lords volume 371783-1787

(1767-1830)
Covers the period November 1783 to November 1787.

Journal of the House of Lords volume 381787-1790

(1767-1830)
Covers the period November 1787 to June 1790, including the first years of the trial of Warren Hastings, former governor of Bengal, and examination by peers of the details of George III's illness.

Journal of the House of Lords volume 391790-1793

(1767-1830)
Covers the period August 1790 to December 1793, including part of the lengthy trial of Warren Hastings.

Journal of the House of Lords: volume 621830

The official minute book of the House of Lords covering the first half of 1830. The volume includes the reports and evidence of Select Committees on the affairs of the East India Company and on the coal trade.