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Parliamentary Debates 1066-1918 (Great Britain)

Title:  Parliamentary Debates 1066-1918 (Great Britain)

Location:  Northwest Ohio Book Depository; microprint 328.42 G779p

Format and Number of Reels/Fiche/Cards:  Microcard

Publisher:  Readex Microprint

Content Description:  A reproduction of Parliamentary debates in the House of Commons and House of Lords in Great Britain. This reproduces two publications: The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period 1066 to the Year 1803, by Williiam Cobbett and Thomas C. Hansard's Parliamentary Debates from the Year 1803 to the Present Time. Cobbett's series is a history of Parliament from 1066 to 1803, not a verbatim recording of Parliament. However, it contains excerpts of the debates and proceedings. Hansard's series is also not an official, verbatim report, but relies heavily on newspaper accounts. This set includes: The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803, from Which Last-Mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled "Hansard's Parliamentary Debates." and The Parliamentary Debates (Authorized Edition).

The BGSU Libraries also own a microcard edition of the Parliamentary Register, or History of the Proceedings and Debates of the House of Commons and Lords 1774-1796 (Great Britain), another version of the proceedings of Parliament.

The BGSU Libraries own some volumes of Hansard's Parliamentary Debates in paper copy. The Parliamentary Debates; Official Reports (328.42 G78p) includes volumes 205-930 (1956-1977) and is available at the Northwest Ohio Book Depository. Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) Official report (sca J301.K22) includes only vol. 702 no. 16 and v.705 no.44 and is available in the Center for Archival Collections.

Volumes beginning in 1988 are available full text and searchable on the World Wide Web from the official Hansard site:

Language(s):  English

Arrangement:  Chronologically, by Parliament.

Index/Bibliography:  There is an index to Series 1-2 (1803-1830) in 2 volumes. Beginning with Series 3, the last volume for each session includes an index.

Subject Categories:  History; Political Science

Keywords:  great britain, britain, england, parliament, parliamentary, legislature

Time Period:  Prehistory - 16th Century; 17th Century; 18th Century; 19th Century; 20th Century