Petitioners in the reign of Charles II, 1660-1685

Further details coming soon.

As part of ‘The Power of Petitioning’ project, we have transcribed and published almost 400 of these manuscripts from across the seventeenth century on British History Online. We also completed a six-month Shared Learning Project with a large group of amateur researchers from the London Region of the University of the Third Age.

Each of these researchers wrote one or more reports about the petitioners and their requests or complaints. The introduction to this U3A project includes much more information, including important caveats about accuracy and interpretation.

For further petitions and reports from the rest of the seventeenth century, return to the main ‘Investigating Petitioners’ page.