The IHR is the UK's national centre for history. We create and provide resources to encourage, support and facilitate new research by historians.These resources range from digital resources, online events, Open Access publications, IHR Library collections and training courses.
Making History, developed by the Institute of Historical Research, is dedicated to the history of the study and practice of history in Britain over the last hundred years and more, following the emergence of the professional discipline in the late 19th century. Note: This website is archived, and is no longer being actively maintained.
John Thurloe (bap. 1616, d. 1668) was secretary of state between 1652 and 1658, during the Proectorate of Oliver Cromwell. This series contains papers relating to his period in office, but also to his earlier life.
The Statutes of the Realm is an authoritative collection of Acts of the Parliament of England from the earliest times to the Union of the Parliaments in 1707, and Acts of the Parliament of Great Britain passed up to the death of Queen Anne in 1714.
Edited by C H Firth and R S Rait. The full text of legislation passed into law during the Interregnum. Contains over 900 pieces of legislation. ranging from that concerning the trial and execution of William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury to the regulation of trade in currants, and from the propagation of the Gospel in the New World to the draining of the Great Fen.
The House of Commons Journal is the corrected archive edition of 'Votes and Proceedings', the formal record of House of Commons business for a given day. The volumes of the series published on British History Online cover the period 1547-1699 and 1830
The House of Lords Journal is the corrected archive edition of 'Minutes of Proceedings', the formal record of House of Lords business for a given day. The volumes of the series published on British History Online cover the periods 1509-1793 and 1830-2.
The State Papers Colonial are the accumulated papers of the secretaries of state relating to colonial affairs from the 16th to the 18th century. This series details papers relating to Colonial America and the West Indies for the period 1574-1739.