Calendar of State Papers, Foreign

Calendar of State Papers, Foreign

Calendars provide summaries full enough, for most purposes, to replace the original documents. These summaries are printed in chronological order and do not necessarily reflect the archival ordering of the documents (hence ‘calendar’). They are the primary finding aid for the records that they describe. The State Papers Foreign are papers produced or received by the secretaries of state as a result of their conduct of British diplomacy abroad. This series details records from the reigns of Edward VI to Elizabeth I, covering the period 1547-89.