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Calendar of State Papers (Venice) (1202-1675)

The Calendar records mainly letters from English ambassadors appointed to Venice, dairies, minutes of audiences, and reports and despatches written from and about England by Venetian ambassadors and other diplomatic agents of Venice. The volumes held by the Library cover the period 1202-1675 (although the period 1202-1509 is dealt with briefly, in a single volume) and include documents in English, French and Italian. The series sheds a valuable light on how key changes in British government, such as the death of Elizabeth I in 1603 or the execution of Charles I in 1649, were perceived on the Continent. (38 volumes, published 1846-1947).