THE dates of publication given below are usually those of the editions used by the author.
A general guide to selected sources and later works is supplied by G. Davies, Bibliography of British History, Stuart Period, 1603- 1714, 1928. Practically a complete list of all contemporary publications is provided by A Short-title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland . . . 1475-1640, 1926, and a work with a similar title for 1641 to 1700, ed. Donald G. Wing ( 3 vols., 1945-51). Also valuable because it supplies full titles and number of pages is Catalogue of the McAlpin Collection of British History and Theology, ed. C. R. Gillett ( 5 vols., 1927-30). After 1640 G. K. Fortescue, Catalogue of the Pamphlets, Books, Newspapers Collected by George Thomason, 1640-1661, 1908, contains four-fifths of the works published during the puritan revolution. A. T. Milne has edited for the Royal Historical Society Writings on British History, from the year 1934. There is no adequate guide to the manuscript authorities, but Hubert Hall, Repertory of British Archives, 1920, is very useful; M. S. Giuseppi, Guide to the Manuscripts Preserved in the Public Record Office, 2 vols., 1923-4, suffices for the Public Record Office. The first part of a more elaborate Guide to the Public Records was issued in 1949 with a Preface by Sir Hilary Jenkinson. Julius P. Gilson, A Student's Guide to the Manuscripts in the British Museum, 1920, and G. Davies, A Student's Guide to the Manuscripts Relating to English History in the Seventeenth Century in the Bodleian Library, 1922, give information about the chief collections in these two libraries. The introductions to the reports of the Historical Manuscripts Commission afford much information about private collections. In general the lives of the most important personages in the Dictionary of National Biography, 22 vols., 1908-9, often contain valuable bibliographies, and the same is true of the histories noted below. Addenda and corrigenda to the D.N.B. appear in Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research, University of London.
The Dictionary of National Biography is, of course, invaluable for this as for all periods of English history. There are a number