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Calendar of state papers, Domestic series, of the reign of William and Mary

Location: Microfiche Cabinet 16, Drawer 8


These are printed transcriptions of the domestic papers of the reign of William (William III) and Mary.  “The reign of Mary II and William III marked the end of royal prerogative. Parliament, with the authority of the oligarchy, came into a position of prominence regarding the governing of England. William spent the greatest part of the reign embroiled in continental battles against Catholicism. Evelyn, in her Diary, made mention of Mary’s lack of remorse concerning the abdication of her father, but Evelyn also accurately assessed the characters of the king and queen: “She seems to be of a good nature, and that she takes nothing to heart; whilst the Prince her husband has a thoughtful countenance, is wonderfully serious and silent, and seems to treat all persons alike gravely, and to be very intent on affairs: Holland, Ireland, and France calling for his care.” (William III and Mary II 1689-1702 AD)

How to search the collection

There is an index at the end of each volume.  Each entry in the index has a number (or sometimes several numbers).  Use that number to find the document in the microfiche.  Sometimes the volumes are divided into parts, so pay careful attention to what part your document number is in.  The card and page numbers on the microfiche are not used in finding information in this collection.


There is a guide with brief summaries of all the documents in a volume at the beginning of the collection and an explanation of the scope of the collection on the first microfiche.

For more information about this subject in our Library Catalog, check out these
Subject Categories:

Great Britain -- History -- William and Mary, 1689-1702

Great Britain -- History -- Sources.

Time Period: 16th Century  

Subject keywords: Great Britain - History