November 5, 2020, by Sarah

On trial: Medieval and Early Modern Sources Online

Currently available on trial is Medieval and Early Modern Sources Online (MEMSO) from TannerRitchie Publishing.

MEMSO covers Britain and its place in the world during the medieval and early modern period (c. 1100-1800). It combines key printed sources for English, Irish, Scottish and Colonial history with original manuscripts.

Whether your specialism is political, ecclesiastical, social, economic or cultural, MEMSO contains a large repository of state papers, chronicles, accounts and correspondence from the archives of Britain, Ireland and continental Europe. Original manuscript images taken from the English State Papers held at the National Archives include:

  • State Papers for Edward VI, Mary and Elizabeth I (1547-1603)
  • State Papers for England & Spain (1570-1780) (not available in printed form)
  • State Papers for England & France (1577-1780)
  • Register of the Privy Council (Scotland, 1676-1691)

The trial runs until 4th December. Please send your feedback to



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