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May 2006

Clergy of the northern church - a new Fasti volume now live

Dr Jane Winters, 25 May 2006

Volume 11 of the Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae for 1541-1857 is now live. The volume covers the northern dioceses of Carlisle, Chester, Durham, Manchester, Ripon, and Sodor and Man. The set of 11 volumes so far published in this series is now complete. To read more, follow the links below:

Database of Court Officers (1660-1837) now live

Dr Peter Webster, 18 May 2006

This record of every remunerated officer and servant of the English court is now live. Compiled by R.O. Bucholz, it covers the private and public rooms, the staff of the artistic and medical establishments and the chapels, and the household below stairs and the stables. This is the latest addition to the IHR's own 'Office Holders' series. To read more of the whole set, follow the link below:

Revised subject browsing page now live

Dr Peter Webster, 15 May 2006

In line with our continued growth, and in preparation for more new resources to come, a newly refreshed subject browsing page is now live. The page has revised and simplified categories, more information and a new and fuller display of results. Select 'Subjects' at the very top of this page to read more.

VCH volume 4 for Worcestershire now live

Dr Peter Webster, 10 May 2006

This volume of the VCH covers the cathedral city of Worcester and areas in the south and west of the county. Major towns covered include Pershore and Great Malvern. This volume is another in our coverage of the English cathedral cities - to read more, follow the link below to 'Ecclesiastical and religious history'.

New resources for the Parliaments of Elizabeth I

Dr Peter Webster, 02 May 2006

Two major sources for this period - Sir Simonds d'Ewes' 'Journal of all the Parliaments' and Heywood Townshend's 'Historical Collections' - are now live. Giving accounts of debates in both Houses, these works complement the 'official' Journals of Parliament, and in the period 1581 to 1604 fill in where the official record is incomplete. You can navigate between these sources by using the 'Dated documents' link. Read them, and our other sources for Parliamentary history at: