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Thurloe’s State Papers (1638-1660)

The collections of Thurloe, Secretary of State, 1652-8, for the English civil war period. Edited by Thomas Birch in 7 volumes. Includes a 2 volume index. The papers contain extensive diplomatic correspondence and other papers, with of note, 1654, the first full year of Oliver Cromwell’s protectorate and the final stages of the Anglo-Dutch war.