Periods > 16th century

Includes records of Parliament, of higher clergy, and manorial records such as feet of fines.

Calendar of Cecil Papers

 12 volumes.

Calendar of State Papers, Scotland

Nine volumes, for the period 1547-88. 9 volumes.

Feet of Fines

Final concords for Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Sussex and Yorkshire. 10 volumes.

Higher Clergy of the Church of England [Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae, 1541-1857]

Records of bishops and higher clergy for the dioceses of England. 11 volumes.

Survey of London

Detailed studies of the capital's architecture and topography, since 1894. 35 volumes.

Wills and inventories

 5 volumes.

Higher Clergy of the Church of England [Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae, 1300-1541]

Records of bishops and higher clergy for the dioceses of England and Wales. 12 volumes.

Chronicles, surveys and diaries (London)

Includes Stow's 'Survey' and the diary of Henry Machyn. 5 volumes.

House of Lords, Journal

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

Monastic and cathedral records

Cartularies and administrative records of monastic and cathedral churches. 10 volumes.

Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11547-1629

The earliest volume of the official minute book of the House of Commons, covering the reigns of Edward VI, Mary, Elizabeth I, James I and Charles I to 1629.

Cardiff Records

Calendars and transcripts of medieval and early modern records. 5 volumes.

Parochial records

Churchwardens', parish clerks' and other parish records. 3 volumes.

Charters and Documents of Glasgow

Transcripts of charters and documents, 1175-1649. 2 volumes.

Papal Documents

 2 volumes.

Calendar of Border Papers

Papers concerning the Anglo-Scottish border (1560-1603). 2 volumes.

Port, trade, bridge and customs records

Records for London and Bristol (15th to 18th centuries.) 3 volumes.

Calendar of Treasury Papers, Volume 11556-1696

Covers the whole period 1556 to 1696.

Historical Manuscripts Commission

Seven volumes from the Reports and Calendars series of the HMC. 6 volumes.

The Journals of all the Parliaments during the reign of Queen Elizabeth

Includes very detailed accounts of debates in both houses of Parliament from 1559 until 1601. Collected by Sir Simonds d'Ewes, knight and baronet of Stow Hall in Suffolk, they were revised and published in 1682 by his nephew, the lawyer and antiquary Paul Bowes.

Middlesex county records: Volume 11550-1603

Indictments, recognizances, coroners' inquisitions post mortem, orders and memoranda from 3 Edward VI until the end of the reign of Elizabeth I.

Historical Collections:or, An exact Account of the Proceedings of the Four last Parliaments of Q. Elizabeth

Details debates in both Houses of Parliament from 1589 until 1601. Collected by the Shropshire MP Heywood Townshend, they were first published in 1680.

The Aldermen of the City of LondonTemp. Henry III - 1912

Contains comprehensive lists of and biographical notes upon the aldermen of the City. It also includes extensive materials on the relationship of the various aldermen to the livery companies and to Parliament. Originally published in two volumes, it is here given in one.

Register of the Freemen of York

The Surtees Society edition of admissions to the freedom of the city, 1272-1759. 2 volumes.

Calendar of Close Rolls, Henry VII: volume 21500-1509

Covers the period from September 1500 to April 1509 (16-24 Henry VII).

Parliament Rolls of Medieval England

Transcriptions from the manuscript rolls of all parliaments which survive for the period 1275 to 1504. The transcriptions - in Latin, Anglo-Norman or Middle English - are presented in parallel with a modern English translation. There is also a description of each parliament of the period, including for those of which no roll survives.

London viewers and their certificates, 1508-1558Certificates of the sworn viewers of the City of London

Records of London viewers, regarding instances of nuisance and other dispute over buildings, boundaries and ways. From records in the Corporation of London Records Office. Reproduced by kind permission of the London Record Society.

Acts & Proceedings of the General Assemblies of the Kirk of Scotland, 1560-1618

The proceedings and legislation of the Church of Scotland in the first decades after the Reformation. Originally published in three parts plus an appendix between 1839 and 1845, it is here given in one.

Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Glasgow vol. 11573-1642

A reprint of the original 1876 volume by the Corporation of Glasgow. Contains extracts from the Council Records and the Accounts of the Treasurers of the City. No records survive for the years 1590-94, 1601-4, 1613-32 and 1630-6.

Catalogue of Ancient Deeds

A catalogue of the ancient deeds held by The National Archives. 6 volumes.

London Consistory Court Depositions, 1586-1611: list and indexes

London Record Society, volume 32; here published with the kind support of the Society. Abstracted details of nearly 1,800 cases, relating to defamation, marriage, tithe and other disputes.

Calendar of letter-books of the city of London: LEdward IV-Henry VII

Calendars the letters of the City of London, arranged in approximate chronological order. Includes editorial introduction and indices.

Royal Commission on Historical Monuments

The Royal Commission on Historical Monuments of England 34 volumes.

Chamber accounts of the sixteenth centuryLondon Record Society, 20

Some of the earliest surviving financial sources for the City of London, being two accounts of the chamberlain for the period 1584-6.

Victoria County History: Oxfordshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 15 volumes.

Victoria County History: Wiltshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 15 volumes.

Victoria County History: Hertfordshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 3 volumes.

Dictionary of Traded Goods and Commodities, 1550-1820

A dictionary of nearly 4,000 terms found used in documents relating to trade and retail in early modern Britain. It represents part of a larger dataset produced by the Dictionary Project at the University of Wolverhampton, by whose kind permission it is reproduced here.

Hasted, History of Kent

The second edition of Edward Hasted's history, published between 1797 and 1801. 12 volumes.

Victoria County History: Middlesex

The local history of the county, organised by parish. 12 volumes.

Rymer's Foedera Volume 12

Covers the period April 1475 to February 1502, and thus the end of the reign of Edward IV, the brief reigns of Edward V (represented by 13 documents) and Richard III, and the first seven years of the House of Tudor, under Henry VII.

Victoria County History: Cambridgeshire

The local history of the county, including the Isle of Ely, organised by parish. 8 volumes.

Victoria County History: Essex

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 8 volumes.

Victoria County History: Gloucestershire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 8 volumes.

Victoria County History: Somerset

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 8 volumes.

Victoria County History: Sussex

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 8 volumes.

Victoria County History: Yorkshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 8 volumes.

Victoria County History: Staffordshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 7 volumes.

Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516

A gazetteer of markets and fairs in England and Wales, with their dates of foundation. Full-text version available on the Centre for Metropolitan History's website. This version, Sept 2005.

Blomefield's History of Norfolk

'An Essay towards a Topographical History', (11 vols, 1805-) 11 volumes.

Victoria County History: Lancashire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 7 volumes.

Victoria County History: Warwickshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 7 volumes.

Two Tudor subsidy rolls for the city of London1541 and 1582

An edition of the National Archives documents E.179/144/120 and E.179/251/16, plus the 1541 Orphans' Books of London. By kind permission of the London Record Society.

Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640Database

Biographical database of medical practitioners in London in a key period in the history of medicine.

Victoria County History: Buckinghamshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 4 volumes.

Victoria County History: Hampshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 4 volumes.

Victoria County History: Northamptonshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 4 volumes.

Victoria County History: Shropshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 4 volumes.

Analytical index to the series of records known as the Remembrancia1579-1664

An index, arranged by topic, to this series of London records. They contain correspondence between central government and officials of the City of London relating to the rights, privileges, customs, trade and religious life of the City.

Victoria County History: Bedfordshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 3 volumes.

Victoria County History: Berkshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 3 volumes.

Victoria County History: Cheshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 3 volumes.

Victoria County History: Huntingdonshire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 3 volumes.

Victoria County History: Leicestershire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 3 volumes.

Victoria County History: Surrey

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 3 volumes.

Victoria County History: Worcestershire

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 3 volumes.

Old and New London (Thornbury & Walford)

Surveys London and Westminster and their environs (6 volumes, 1878). 6 volumes.

Victoria County History: Durham

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 2 volumes.

Victoria County History: Rutland

The local history of the historic county, organised by parish. 2 volumes.

A History of the County of Cumberland: Volume 2

A part-volume, covering the history of the religious houses in the county, including the early history of Carlisle cathedral.

A History of the County of Derby: Volume 2

A part-volume covering the religious houses of the county.

A History of the County of Dorset: Volume 2

A part-volume covering the religious houses of the county. It includes the early history of Sherborne Abbey and Wimborne Minster.

A History of the County of Kent: Volume 2

A part-volume detailing the religious houses of the county. Includes accounts of the early history of Canterbury and Rochester cathedrals, and of several sites now within the conurbation of London.

A History of the County of Lincoln: Volume 2

A part-volume covering the history of the religious houses of the county, including Lincoln cathedral, and the Gilbertine house at Sempringham.

A History of the County of London: Volume 1London within the Bars, Westminster and Southwark

Part-volume, covering the history of the religious houses of the borough of Southwark and the cities of London and Westminster.

A History of the County of Norfolk: Volume 2

A part-volume detailing the history of the religious houses of the county, including the cathedral priory of the Holy Trinity at Norwich, and the pilgrimage site of Walsingham.

A History of the County of Nottingham: Volume 2

A part-volume covering the religious houses of the county. It includes the early history of Southwell Minster.

A History of the County of Suffolk: Volume 2

This part-volume covers the medieval religious houses of Suffolk, including the abbey of Bury St Edmunds.

Environs of London (Lysons)

Lysons' account of London within twelve miles of the city (4 volumes, 1796). 4 volumes.

Magna Britannia (Lysons)

A topographical account of the counties of Great Britain. (Vols 3-6, 1814-22). 4 volumes.

Records of Westmorland

Medieval and early modern records of the Baronies of Kendale and Appleby. 4 volumes.

Thoroton's History of Nottinghamshire

As amplified by John Throsby (1790). 3 volumes.

Topographical dictionaries (Lewis)

A series of dictionaries for England, Scotland and Wales (1846-9). 3 volumes.

History and Antiquities of Durham (Surtees)

Four volumes (1820). 2 volumes.

Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714

This volume lists members of the University of Oxford from 1500 to 1714, along with brief biographical details such as ecclesiastical positions held and family relationships among the alumni.

Historical Account of Newcastle-upon-TyneIncluding the Borough of Gateshead

The 'Descriptive and Historical Account of the Town and County of Newcastle-upon-Tyne' by the Newcastle author and publisher Eneas Mackenzie. It contains historical and contemporary accounts of the religious, civic, educational and cultural buildings and institutions of the city in the early nineteenth century.

A New History of LondonIncluding Westminster and Southwark

Noorthouck's 'New History' falls into two parts. The first is a narrative history of London from the Roman period until the 1770s. The second gives accounts of the present state of the City (organised by ward), and of much of Westminster, Southwark and Lambeth. It also includes an Appendix of charters and statutes relating to the City, and lists of mayors, bishops and other officers.

The History and Antiquities of the County of Suffolk: volume 1

Describes the parishes in the three hundreds of Wangford, Mutford and Lothingland, in the north-east of the county.

'Woodcut' map of London c. 1550

Produced in c. 1633, depicting the City of London in the 1560s. It probably derives from the 'Copperplate' map of. c.1560 of which three sheets are extant.