British History

Ogilby, John. The entertainment of His Most Excellent Majestie Charles II, in his passage through the City of London to his coronation... London: Tho. Roycroft, 1662.



The greatest concentration of material concerns England with extensive primary and historic secondary sources, both monographs and pamphlets, from the 16th through the 19th centuries.

These include:

general histories

military and naval histories

memoirs and other writings of public figures

calendars of early state papers

material on cities, especially London


place names

On a more limited scale, there are similar holdings relating to Scotland and Ireland.

Other publications cover British local history, including series issued by the Chetham, Harleian, Lancashire and Cheshire, Surtees, and Thoresby Societies as well as individual monographs.