The Handbook of British Chronology is acknowledged as the authoritative and indispensable record of all holders of major offices in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland from the fifth century to the late twentieth century. The third edition (which first appeared in 1986) is now available from Cambridge University Press. It incorporates greatly expanded sections containing new material on British officers of state during the Civil War and Commonwealth, and on bishops of England, Scotland and Ireland. The sections on Anglo-Saxon history were also largely rewritten. As a result, the work continues to provide an essential and convenient reference tool for historians of all periods of British history.